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Zeeky 07-25-2008 09:06 AM

Why can't my computer find the pup_400.sfs file?
My computer has an Intel processor, a 930GB SATA hard disk, Windows Vista, and an Intel ICH8R SATA RAID controller.

I have a problem booting Puppy Linux on my computer. I boot the newly-burnt DVD into the drive, and then, it runs fine until it says -

'Searching for Puppy files on computer hard disks. Cannot find file pup_400.sfs.
Dropping to limited shell.' (or something along those lines.)

I think this problem might be related to the RAID controller. Can someone please help me?



EDIT: [The full error message is -

'Searching for puppy files on hard disks... pup_400.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console...
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off.']

Scarlet_Wytch 07-25-2008 09:18 AM

well that's weird!!
i posted nearly the same thing as you and my pc is an older acer tablet pc.

acer travelmate c100, 40gb hd, 256mb memory hmm, not sure the rest..currently running freespire. which is very pleasing to the eye, but hard as hell to figure out.

wish i could help.

Zeeky 07-27-2008 08:35 AM

Please can someone reply to my call for help here! Nothing I do seems to make Puppy work!

Honeysuckle 07-27-2008 09:31 AM


Nothing I do seems to make Puppy work!
What have you tried?

cork1958 07-27-2008 09:36 AM

I just installed this thing last night. Does it require leaving the cd in the cd drive to boot?

I was thinking that was the purpose of it saving the pups file that it does when shutting down. Was just about to wipe this thing off my computer, when I thought about just sticking the cd in again. It loaded my installed copy and not running off live cd.

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