trying to boot puppy 5.1.1 from hard drive. Error 17: cannot mount partition
I'm new to linux and changing code to boot new OS. I have inspiron 4150, <2ghz intel, 30gb hdd. I have XP on hdd as well and do not have any partitions that I know of. I'm trying to use the frugal install instructions on puppylinux.org to make this work. I read other similar threads on LQ.org to try and fix problem first but no luck. I have a folder (C\boot) that contains:
my psubdir (mylupu) contains:
isolinux (BIN file)
My menu.lst currently reads:
# Boot menu configuration file
# Boot automatically after 10 seconds
title mylupu 5.1.1 (on /dev/hda1)
kernel /mylupu/vmlinuz psubdir=mylupu pkeys=us
When starting laptop i have choice to select XP or puppy. I select puppy and have choice on next black and white screen to select mylupu 5.1.1. I select mylupu 5.1.1 and get:
Booting 'mylupu 5.1.1 (on /dev/hda1)'
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xde
kernel/mylupu/vmlinuz psubdir=mylupu pkeys=us
Error 17: cannot mount selected partition
Do I have to partition my hard drive to get this to work? Can I provide more information to give you a better idea of what's going on? Assistance is much appreciated.
Last edited by dasjr7; 09-29-2010 at 11:46 PM.