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Unable to run Puppy on Dell PC running XP. Changed boot sequence without success. Does not recognize OS. Runs great on other PC's. Any help appreciated. thank you skippy999...
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    Puppy install on Dell PC


    Unable to run Puppy on Dell PC running XP. Changed boot sequence without success. Does not recognize OS. Runs great on other PC's. Any help appreciated.

    thank you

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    What exactly do you mean by "unable to run"? Does Puppy install, but will not be recognised by the bootloader? Is Puppy installed on the harddisk or are you running it as a live version? Are you using CD or USB stick to do your installation or boot? Version 4.00 had some problems with booting when version 3 was installed, but version 4.1+ has had no such problems.

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    Trying to run from CD. When booting, system ignores CD and loads windows. Version 4.0

    thank you

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    Welcome to the forums!

    If the CD works in other computers but not on the Dell, check the BIOS again to make sure it is set to boot from the CD drive, and make sure the drive itself is good by testing/booting other known good CDs from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

    If the CD works in other computers but not on the Dell, check the BIOS again to make sure it is set to boot from the CD drive, and make sure the drive itself is good by testing/booting other known good CDs from it.

    Thanks to all for suggestions.

    Very nice forum.

    Good Evening

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    it should work i've ran puppy linux on dell gx150 seris machines before
    there old p3s therefore it should work on newer dells

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    And you can make a Wake Pup Floppy on the computers it does boot up on.
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