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stone age man 07-21-2011 04:02 AM

Problem running Macpup 5.2.5
Hi,this is my first try at Linux and I'm attempting to run Macpup 5.2.5 from CD on a creaky old PC, 700 megahertz Intel Celeron, 128 Megabytes RAM, 59.58 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space, running Windows XP.
I test ran the CD on my vista laptop and it ran OK so started the boot process on the PC and went to put the kettle on, when I came back I was presented with this screen

Gnu Grub version 0.97(9639k/128960k memory)
Macpup 525
Macpup 525 RAM
Press enter to boot the selected OS, press e to edit the commands before booting or c for a command line.
I press enter for the either and get the following
Booting Macpup 525
Kernel (cd)/vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 pmedia = idecd
Error 25: disk read error
Press any key to continue

Booting Macpup- RAM
Kernel (cd)/vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 pfix=ram pmedia = idecd
Error 25: disk read error
Press any key to continue

Which takes me back to the Grub screen. Is there any way past this or is the hardware unable run this Puppy?

ButterflyMelissa 07-21-2011 05:15 AM


Let me be the first to say (out loud) : good choice! MacPup (or any fork of Puppy) is by far the best you can run on that machine, it runs nicely on one of mine...

Okay, on booting up from the CD, you'll be presented a graphical (brown tinted) screen - hit enter. But...since you did that, and this


Error 25: disk read error
...came back, I'd bet on a dead CD rom. Try to burn it again.

By the way, did you checksum the download before burning the disk? If there's something bad in the ISO (possible, this IS the Internet, anything's possible) that could save a disk and some time and a lot of frustration...

The sum on site right now is


60ff097bbc62947531675c5ab2ad296f *Macpup_525.iso
The on-disk install of MacPup has a quirk, so, if you'd want to install it, I'd gladly give whatever advice you need!


stone age man 07-28-2011 04:04 PM

Turned out the CD Drive was the problem not the disk.

ButterflyMelissa 07-28-2011 09:24 PM

Go figure...well, all's well that ends well as the falous Bard once anncounced.

Enjoy MacPup!


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