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Old 07-11-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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Angry Urgent

I got a
compaq presario m2000 laptop for a friend and windows decided to keep blue
screening me, so I added linux via c.d. However as i needed to free up the cd drive
i tried to put it into my laptop hdd. Now it wont start via either. sais init
kill or some thing just cant get it going. And the repair disc keeps finding
errors then fianally doing nothing until asking for login name, aint got a clue
why. its frustrating. there are choices to boot from in puppy via f2 and f3 etc,
and options on the repair disc so maybe im doing the wrong choice. realisticly
id like to take it out and start again.
Old 07-11-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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Poorly titled thread as it is not urgent to the volunteers here although it may be to you. You will probably get a number of responses along this line.

Is this one of the versions of Puppy Linux? You need to clarify which. Also, just stating Linux isn't of much help as there are over 500 Linux distributions.

However as i needed to free up the cd drive
i tried to put it into my laptop hdd.
Put what into your laptop? I thought you already installed. Post some info on what you actually did. Installed some version of Puppy Linux to your hard drive, got a message at the install that it was successful? or not? What actually happened? It might also be useful to post some information on your hardware as others are often not inclined to do that for you. When installing Puppy, you are usually asked at the end if you want to save the pup.sfs file (not sure about the name), did you do that?
Old 07-11-2014, 02:38 PM   #3
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here is basically what i get

ah tried to put the files from the disc onto the laptops hard drive.As it only ran from the disc. The programme is Puppy slacko 5.3.1 .without the disc in now, it
loads drivers needed to access drives=done
searching for puppy files=done
loading personal file /slackosave-firstsave.2fs (sda1) =done
(in blue) This save file was last used with version 0.0 of Puppy. Hit the enter key only to upgrade this file,or to not use it and boot up in ram onlytype any other printable character.enter key only to upgrade.
Then when i hit Enter it sais Loading the puppy_slacko_5.3.1.sfs main file =done.
Setting up the layered file system =done.
Performing a switchroot to the layered file system...kernal panic - not syncing: Attempting to kill init!!
Pid : 1,comm: switch_root Not tainted #1
Call Trace :
[<12a2988>] ? panic+0x4d/0x130
[<c1029179>] ? do_exit+0.5a/0x59d
[<c1029868>] ?[< do_group_exit+0x0/0x7b
[<c12a48a5>] ? syscall_call+0x7/0xb

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