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Old 08-06-2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Puppy 2.02 Invalid System Disk

Hi all. So far I have been able to boot Puppy from a burned cd and that worked perfectly. I then tried to install it on a Sony 256 MB flash drive using the Universal Installer. Everything went well (as far as I can tell) and I then tried booting from the USB drive. However it goes to a black screen that says "Attempting to boot from USB device" and underneath it says "Invalid system Disk". This reminds me of when I used to have non-bootable floppys in the drive and it would not boot. Does this mean I need to some how make it bootable? And I thought the universal installer did that for me? I checked the BIOS settings and it boots from CD first, then Floppy, then USB.

Alright, I helped my-self with this one. If anybody has the same problem you should use Gpart to make the drive bootable. That worked for me.

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Old 09-06-2006, 02:36 PM   #2
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Will your BIOS boot from a USB device? I know mine will not..
I can't even get puppy to boot from a multisession cd..
Old 09-07-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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The bottom of my message says I got it to work. It also says I checked and it will boot from a USB device. The problem was I didn't make it bootable.


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