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Old 07-25-2008, 09:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy DSL won't find the filesystem of KNOPPIX


My computer has an Intel processor, a 930GB SATA hard disk, Windows Vista, and an Intel ICH8R SATA RAID controller.

Damn Small Linux won't work on my PC when I boot it off a LiveCD.

It boots fine until it states -

'Cannot find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.'

I think these problems might be related to the RAID controller. Can someone please help me?



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Old 07-27-2008, 08:33 AM   #2
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Please can someone reply to this? I really need help with this...
 
Old 07-30-2008, 02:18 PM   #3
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No guarantees this will work, but...

At the boot prompt, try using the following "cheat code":

Code:
dsl sata
This will enable support for SATA drives.


Here's the DSL wiki page listing all the boot "cheat codes":
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/i...hp/Cheat_Codes
 
Old 07-31-2008, 11:55 AM   #4
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Thanks, but I have tried 'dsl sata', and all that happens is that it says 'Loading sata_0(something' and then crashes. I'll look at the other cheat codes on the website, though.

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Old 04-19-2009, 08:04 AM   #5
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This happens to me too, i have done everything it says in the right ordor and way but it says cannot find filesystem KNOPPIX.. and then gives me a bunch of codes that dont do anything,, anyone know what to do
 
Old 04-19-2009, 08:11 AM   #6
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DSL magi is here-
check your append line and the folder name-
are you using CD or USB?

The append line should be-"knoppix_dir=knoppix KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix"

Or "knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix"

also-there can be other reasons-USB = "dsl waitusb"

Give me some more info and check out my DSL-Qemu-Persistent USB Remaster below-

You can save your settings/apps/etc into the qemu HD's just like the real DSL and you can invoke it from within the DSL live environment...post

( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...indows-719934/ )

Last edited by linus72; 04-19-2009 at 08:15 AM.
 
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:51 AM   #7
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DSL magi is here-
check your append line and the folder name-
are you using CD or USB?

The append line should be-"knoppix_dir=knoppix KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix"

Or "knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix"

also-there can be other reasons-USB = "dsl waitusb"

Give me some more info and check out my DSL-Qemu-Persistent USB Remaster below-

You can save your settings/apps/etc into the qemu HD's just like the real DSL and you can invoke it from within the DSL live environment...post

( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...indows-719934/ )
Hi linux72,

Got the same problem about not being able to find KNOPPIX filesystem and dropping to a limited shell while trying to boot versions 4.4.10 and 3.4.9 from a cd.

I took your "dsl waitusb" suggestion one step further and tried, "dsl nousb", but still only get the limited shell. Would like to try your suggestion about appending, "knoppix_dir=knoppix KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix", but am confused about how to do that. Could you clarify how to go about doing that?

Thank you.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:27 PM   #8
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Update: Booted DSL 4.4.10 from my desktop computer, and then installed DSL to a USB flash drive via DSL's USBHDD utility. Using this USB drive, I WAS able to boot my laptop. Hmmm... still don't understand why I can't boot the laptop (1 year old HP Pavilion) from the CD.

Last edited by gpsfreak; 12-01-2009 at 02:28 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2010, 07:51 PM   #9
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I am having the same problem. Cannot boot from live CD obtained from the Damn Small Linux Book. Also downloaded newer iso image dsl 4.4.10 Still cannot find Knoppix file system. I would like to see a solution as well. Paul
 
Old 12-02-2010, 03:24 AM   #10
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linus72, setting knoppix_dir (in lowcase) option helped me.
thanks. (my installation resides on USB flash in non-root directory)
 
  


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