Mission: Get photos off friends laptop that has had a rough time. There's approximately a years worth of unbacked up photos. Problem: HDD is probably damaged from a violent lid close. From then on the installed Windows OS fails to boot. Recovery mode also fails. Solution (or so I thought): No worries. Use Puppy Linux to get around the damaged OS files via usb boot. Pull off the photos. Become a hero. Problem: Can't get Puppy to launch.
Puppy startup screen launches fine. I'm able to change all of my boot options. With defaults boot process works normally. When process list has finished with green dones I get a blank flick (as expected just before X loads) and then this!
I've used pretty much all of the pfix boot options. Same issue even if I choose to not use X.
Apologies for missing specs. I've got those details from the BIOS and stickers on the lappy. If its critical I can ask my friend if he kept the manual to fill in the blanks.
- Samsung Laptop
- Model: NP355V5C-S01AU
- Built: September 2012
- Current installed OS: Win 7
- HDD: Hitachi (don't know the size)
- CPU: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon HD graphics
- RAM: 2x2048MB
- USB Booting with unetbootin
- USB OS: Slacko Puppy 5.7
Any help will be much appreciated.