Mm. Somebody's a fan of 'Watership Down', I see.....
(Yes, I recognise the source of your user-name..!)
Well, now; Puppies and UEFI. I've never heard of an 'exclusively' 32-bit bootloader, y'know. (All the bootloader does is to pass control over to the kernel and system initialization stuff, which will be 64-bit or 32-bit depending on the way the distro itself is compiled). And 64-bit processors will run both 64- and 32-bit software (although, not usually at the same time!) That's due to the nature of the x86-64 architecture, since it's based on extensions to the original x86.
I've run nowt but Pups for the last 3 years or so (currently running around a dozen of 'em.) FatDog64 should run on there with no problems; it was the original Puppy 'spin-off' that concentrated exclusively on the UEFI problem. Kirk & jamesbond, the FD developers, realised early on that there was no real 'workaround' for the problem, and understood that the only realistic solution was to fork over the required $99 to M$ for a UEFI 'shim'. That shim has since been shared around the Puppy Woof-CE development 'team', since they were very careful to specify no particular Puppy version when registering it.
You should find that this version of Tahrpup64 will run on there with no problems:-
Download this for now. You say you've been able to boot Puppy on your other machine with no problems? Because if you have, it'll make the necessary operations very much simpler if we can do this from within Puppy itself, rather than attempting to use Windows tools.....
Like you, I doubt the problem lies with Puppy itself; these UEFI-enabled Pups are built with both EFI and MBR components, and will auto-load the correct modules depending on what hardware Puppy detects at start-up. It's more likely a need to figure out exactly how to boot from the netbook.....getting the sequence right.
(Although I understand that there are certain machines on the market now that point-blank refuse to boot anything but Windoze, and won't boot Linux under any circumstances at all...even UEFI-equipped Linux distros.)
Let's hope that isn't the case here.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 02 July 2017 - 07:00 AM.
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