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Puppy Linux "pup_420.sfs not found"

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by greenp0is0n, Jul 14, 2018.

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  1. greenp0is0n

    greenp0is0n Thread Starter

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    I have a hp pavilion dv6000 laptop and i am trying to install linux through unetbootin but when i get to puppy linux load screen it says "pup_420.sfs not found" and loads ramdisk or something i really need help my laptop is very old and i am trying to give it live again thanks
     
  2. tecknurd

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    The program UNetbootin is not a Linux installer. It helps to make a bootable USB flash stick for Linux instead of the normal CD or DVD disc. Make a CD or DVD disc and boot. Booting from the CD or DVD will be the easiest. You can use ImgBurn, InfraRecorder, or CDBurnerXP to make a CD or DVD from an ISO in Windows.

    The sfs file that it cannot find is a squash file system that probably contains Puppy Linux install. The error can happen if the ISO is corrupted or the scripts that UNetbootin read didn't parse/read correctly. There is a possibility that UNetbootin is not compatible with the version of Puppy Linux that are using. The worst case scenario is your notebook computer doesn't have full boot capabilities for USB storage. Unfortunately, on notebook computers varies dramatically to boot into Linux.

    I know it doesn't help to use a different tool if you want to learn how to fix the issue that UNetbootin has given you. I have used the following with no problems on desktop computers.

    https://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
     
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