Linux - DistributionsThis forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on...
Note: An (*) indicates there is no official participation from that distribution here at LQ.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
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 ????