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i have an oldish machine,
pentium2 266, 128 megs of ram,
4 speed CD-Rom
1 Gig hard disk.
The 1 gig disk is not big enough for what i need using a moders redhat like distro.
there is not enough space for XFree86 KDE GCC.
(i want to use the old machine for programming, but in a comfortable GUI|)
anyway, i downloaded KNOPPIX 3.3.
which is AMASING !
perfect for what i need, however, the cd-rom is much older than the rest of the system.
very very very slow. i find myself waiting minutes just to load a "konsole"
ive investigated installing knoppix to hard drive, but the usual method for doing this requires the use of a program called knoppix-installer, which decompresses the live cd, and needs a minimum of 2.2 gig hard dive space.
is there a way i can put the cd on the hard drive in its compressed state ?
i have tried the following....
partiton the hard drive into
partiton 1) 720 megabytes (for the cd iso image)
partiton 2) 400 megs (for saving files and work to)
i then write the knoppix image to the partiton as follows
cat ./KNOPPIX-3.3-EN.iso > /dev/hdb1
( i used a different computer to copy the iso to the 1 gig disk)
i then formated the second partiton as ext3.
by problem, is that when i re-start, the computer will not boot...
once booted from CD or anouther distro, i can mount the /dev/hdb1 and see all the correct files there... but the partiton will not boot, i even tried toggleing the boot flag with fdisk.
HOW CAN I BOOT THIS HARD DISK with the knoppix image ????