Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Puppy
User Name
Puppy This forum is for the discussion of Puppy Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-10-2007, 07:02 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: Puppy
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Boot problem, MSI945 +P4 3.2 GHz


I am trying to boot Puppy 2.13 from CD on a Pentium 4 3.2 GHz machine with a MSI 945PL Neo2 motherboard and 1 GB of RAM.
The CD is OK as I can boot Puppy with it on other machines.
The PC boots OK using Ubuntu Live CD and Damn Small Linux CD.
After finding the CD the boot process hangs at the first instance of
"Loading kernel modules..."
A few seconds after reaching that point the CD spins down and nothing happens anymore.
The only way out is to push the hardware reset button.
I tried Puppy boot options, I tried several BIOS settings (hyperthreading off) but nothing seems to make any difference.
I also tried with Puppy 2.12: same result.
I also tried copying the CD files to my HD and booting using loadlin as described on some web pages: same result.
Can someone give advice about further possibilities?
Thank you!

Old 01-12-2007, 10:10 AM   #2
Puppy Motivator
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: The Shadowy Planet
Distribution: Too many to mention
Posts: 111

Rep: Reputation: 15
Please make sure that you have tried all possible combinations of boot parameters, especially "acpi=off" and "ide=nodma". Also try resetting the BIOS to defaults and then turning off plug and play and any power management stuff.

For a question like this if nothing else has worked I would suggest reporting it in as much detail as you already have (more if possible) on Barry's Puppy developer forum at



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which motherboard to go with P4 2.8 Ghz? blk96gt General 2 07-15-2004 11:24 PM
2.8 GHz Intel Celeron which i*86? PennyroyalFrog Linux - Newbie 1 05-23-2004 04:39 PM
1.2 Ghz comp going so sloooooowwww jelitegamer Linux - Hardware 12 04-10-2004 02:17 PM
2 GHZ Pens???? js_530 General 11 08-24-2003 06:46 PM
A question About ATHLON 1.4 Ghz emperor13 Linux - General 2 10-15-2001 11:17 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Puppy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration