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Old 12-16-2017, 11:56 PM   #1
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Problems loading xenialpup_7.5.sfs

I have been using Puppy Linux for years but am having trouble getting xenial pup going. I have downloaded it but am not sure what to do with the sfs file. In the past I burned the file to a cd or a usb drive but am not sure how to proceed with this one.

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Hallo, Russell.

Mm. I take it you are aware that you need more than just the SFS file, yes?

At a minimum, Puppy needs four files in the partition/directory from which you wish to run it; the main Puppy SFS file, initrd.gz (the virtual 'RAMdisk', vmlinuz (the kernel), and isolinux.bin (the bootloader). The easiest way is simply to mount the Xenialpup ISO; copy the contents across to the partition/directory/flash drive that you want to run it from, then run Grub4DOS. That's what we call the 'quick'n'dirty' method for installing Pup.

Are trying to do this from within a working Puppy?

You can, of course, burn the ISO file to a CD as normal.....although I, personally, haven't done this for ages. Instead, I use the method outlined above, as developed by Forum member rockedge.

Xenialpup is what is known as a 'dual iso-hybrid' Puppy. It has the efi 'image' required for booting from a UEFI-equipped machine, but will also boot as normal from a traditional MBR-equipped one. The bootloader detects the BIOS type at start-up, and runs the appropriate boot sequence automatically.


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Problems loading xenialpup_7.5.sfs

Here's a guide explaining about adding a sfs file to a full installation -


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