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Hey guys, I am trying to install this OS on B3rN1cE, my crappy Toshiba A series.
I deleted all partitions previously used by Win XP, I then booted into LuPu, and ran GParted, and created a 72GB EXT2 partition, then ran Puppy Universal Installer, it installs the OS like it should, but it appears I am having issues getting GRUB to install, I install a new copy (did not select upgrade) and then I shut down and create a personal file that is 1.2GB, after the computer shuts off, however, it comes up to a boot error screen saying that "Partition Table Invalid... Press Ctrl+ALt+Del to restart"

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Edited by raidmaxGuy - 6/18/11 at 7:22pm
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Also, if I put the live CD back in, I get errors and it wont boot unless I format the drive again
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How big is the HDD?
Did you create a swap partition?
Did you md5checksum the Puppy CD?
    
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How big is the HDD?
Did you create a swap partition?
Did you md5checksum the Puppy CD?
its a 75GB drive..
and what partition is that supposed to be?
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if you have less than 2 GB's of ram, i would suggest creating a swap partition that equals your rams to doubles it.

gives you an idea:

4 gb = swap partition
10 gb = / (also known as root partition), ext 3 or 4 (2 is quite dated)
60 gb = /home (home partition) ext 3 or 4

so that equals to 3 partitions, gparted should be capable of creating these partitions and these file systems.
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if you have less than 2 GB's of ram, i would suggest creating a swap partition that equals your rams to doubles it.

gives you an idea:

4 gb = swap partition
10 gb = / (also known as root partition), ext 3 or 4 (2 is quite dated)
60 gb = /home (home partition) ext 3 or 4

so that equals to 3 partitions, gparted should be capable of creating these partitions and these file systems.
that doesnt work for some people :/ depending on the person, a single user system may have a much larger /usr than /home

if your new to linux, i always suggest just a single mountpoint, once you learn your needs you can set a system up tailored to them OR you can always use LVMs because they can be resized dynamically
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I've tried the 5.x series of Puppy a number of times and have never gotten them to work quite right. Granted, it was on pretty old hardware, but older versions booted right up, ran, and installed without a problem. The only machine I have that can actually run LuPu is the one in my sig, and needing a 3.25 GHz quad core kind of defeats the purpose.

I've stuck with Puppy 4.1.2, which is bulletproof. The later 4.x versions work nearly as well.
     
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I've tried the 5.x series of Puppy a number of times and have never gotten them to work quite right. Granted, it was on pretty old hardware, but older versions booted right up, ran, and installed without a problem. The only machine I have that can actually run LuPu is the one in my sig, and needing a 3.25 GHz quad core kind of defeats the purpose.

I've stuck with Puppy 4.1.2, which is bulletproof. The later 4.x versions work nearly as well.
I may try getting a hold of 4.1, or something in the 4.x series

but yeah I attempted install AGAIN, and still get the same results..

Edit: I have gotten to the point where I am just going to make a dupe of the CD I have so I can leave one in the laptop and boot off of it and save my personal file to hard drive, either that or a much older version
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Hey, I am trying to locate a 4.x series now, either that or I could try to use Wary Puppy 5.1.2???
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Does this partition setup look ok to you guys?

See attachment

Which one is correct?

The second picture will not upload so the second one is as follows:
unallocated......unallocated [4.0MB]
new partition #3.......linux-swap..Label: swap [2.0GB]
unallocated......unallocated [4.0MB]
new partition #4.......ext4......... Label: / [60.0GB]
unallocated......unallocated [4.0MB]
New partition #5.........ext4....... Label: /home [12.52GB]

This is the partition setup for Wary Puppy 5.1.2 (read that this distro dealt with older hardware)

Using pmount, it only detects the optical drive and I cannot mount the HDD... why?

.....

I am very mad right now...

I put GRUB on /dev/sda1/boot
apparently this old as crap Intel bios dated from 2000 on a friggin Windows vista computer!!!!!!, does not even recognize any of the ext partitions........ could I install GRUB on a small, separate NTFS partition??

My ME Compaq Presario had less problems than this...... and I installed Ubuntu 8 something on it YEARS ago when I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.....

why wont this retarded excuse of a laptop not boot? I am really losing my patience with it......
Someone please help.....

Edited by raidmaxGuy - 6/17/11 at 2:31pm
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