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Old 02-16-2016, 11:17 AM   #1
JLHeff
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Trying to install Puppy but keeps hanging up


Hello new to Linux. I have an older PC that had a bad virus and couldn;t do anything with so I decided to try and work with Linux. I did a complete wipe with Daricks Boot and Nuke program. I downloaded Puppy Linux 6.3 to a different computer and then burned image to disc. I put CD in drive changed BIOS to boot from CD and when I reboot computer I get Slacko screen. When I hit enter it gives the following message
:Loading vmlinuz....
Loading initrd.gz.......Ready
early console in decompress_kernel
Decompressing Linux...Parsing ELF...No relocation needed ...done
Booting the kernel.
and thats were it stops working and just sits there. Can anybody please help me?

HP Pavilion
9780c
256m RAM
40 G HDD
 
Old 02-16-2016, 01:21 PM   #2
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Maybe Puppy is not the way to go
Linux is furgal...but, there are limits...
Welcome to Linux! You'll love it...
Melissa

Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 02-17-2016 at 12:31 PM. Reason: overlooked some detail in OP's question
 
Old 02-16-2016, 01:45 PM   #3
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Some info on the hardware requirements for Slacko at the link below.

http://slacko.01micko.com/notes.html
 
Old 02-17-2016, 12:05 PM   #4
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As the last link shows, Puppy loads into the memory and 256 MB is not enough. For that you need something like AntiX.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 01:55 PM   #5
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if you had a virus then wiped your hard drive, you can install on your hard drive again. if ya didn't know that.

but dsl is another choice

Quote:
Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.

Damn Small is small enough and smart enough to do the following things:

Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD)
Boot from a USB pen drive
Boot from within a host operating system (that's right, it can run *inside* Windows)
Run very nicely from an IDE Compact Flash drive via a method we call "frugal install"
Transform into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive install
Run light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram
Run fully in RAM with as little as 128MB (you will be amazed at how fast your computer can be!)
Modularly grow -- DSL is highly extendable without the need to customize
 
Old 02-17-2016, 04:35 PM   #6
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As the last link shows, Puppy loads into the memory and 256 MB is not enough. For that you need something like AntiX.
How do you explain to me I put it on my old machine 92 mb of ram. You must have a swap file system made. and do a frugal install. make sure your not using the pae kernel. just copy the the stuff to a folder then run the grub config and then edit the grub2 to your folder like such.
I installed mine in to the drakeopup3 folder on my sdc2 partition.
then edit my /boot/grub.cfg
Code:
menuentry 'Puppy sdc2 (PUPPY ALL)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-simple-e06b640b-0594-4056-ba7a-7098bbca4e45' {
	insmod part_msdos
	insmod ext2
	set root='hd2,msdos2'
	if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos2 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos2 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos2  706e3658-d634-4c49-9bd3-83574ab56273
	else
	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 706e3658-d634-4c49-9bd3-83574ab56273
	fi
	linux /drakeopup3/vmlinuz psubdir=drakeopup3 
	initrd /drakeopup3/initrd.gz
}
on my old laptop it is that has slackware in command line 92 mb of ram with grub 2 it is on my sda1 partition. running on it.
Now the old laptop takes a while to load and using flash will not happen ok. not with 92 mb of ram. now you can rebuild puppy with a
with other options that create an extra sfs file that keeps you from loading everything into ram.
if you plan on running old old stuff under 1ghz then look at an older puppy like puppy 4.0
 
Old 02-17-2016, 04:54 PM   #7
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a hard drive install works better than a fugal install of puppy on a low memory machine.
 
Old 02-18-2016, 11:41 AM   #8
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As they explain on the Puppy website, any installation that does not load into RAM is not secure, as it runs as root.

Distrowatch lists DSL as dormant.
 
  


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