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Old 08-17-2003, 11:00 PM   #1
DC Sk8erz Inc.
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booting live cd...


ok i am trying to run knoppix live cd on my computer downstiars, and i figured out that that computer cannot boot from cd. so i created a knppix boot disk from the cd (i.e. D:\KNOPPIX\rawrite2 -f boot.img -d A) so it created a boot disk. i restart my computer, pop in the floppy, then it goes to the knoppix screen with the "BOOT:" screen on there, i type in "knoppix lang=en" enter, (the knoppix cd is also in) and then it tells me that it cannot find the kernal..now correct me if im wrong but isnt it suppose the floppy boot disk suppose to allow you to start knoppix off the cd if your computer doesnt have the capabilities to boot off cd?!

becuase i dont know what im doing wrong
 
Old 08-17-2003, 11:29 PM   #2
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Are you sure it can't boot from CD? you did check the BIOS settings, as some don't have this enabled by default.

(Can't help with knoppix never used it )
 
Old 08-17-2003, 11:33 PM   #3
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yes, that was the first thing i did...
 
Old 08-17-2003, 11:37 PM   #4
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Googling around and...

Boot: root=/dev/hdc

change the hdc to whatever the CD is on

hda = Primary Master
hdb = Primary slave
hdc = Secndary Master
hdd= Secondary slave
 
Old 08-17-2003, 11:39 PM   #5
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alright ill try that and ive already googled it around, thats how i got here =]
 
Old 08-17-2003, 11:58 PM   #6
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well i issued a:

Boot: root=/dev/(hda - hdd)
could not find kernel image: root=/de.v/h
Loading vmlinuz....
Boot Failed: please change disks and press a key to continue..
(didnt work ~.~)

i even tryed:

Boot: knoppix root=/dev/(hda - hdd)
Loading vmlinuz...
Boot Failed: please change disks and press a key to continue..
(didnt work again..)

i know im doing something wrong but i dont know what it is.. =\

Last edited by DC Sk8erz Inc.; 08-17-2003 at 11:59 PM.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 12:29 AM   #7
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I found this

Some Boards apparently don't pass the proper memory size to the linux-kernel. It may cause the message "Panic: cannot mount root file system" and the system hangs. Use "knoppix mem=128M" to solve that problem if your system has 128MByte memory for example (caution: you MUST use a capital "M" here).

This is a tough one Have you tried just hitting return at the boot prompt to see if that just works?

(Sorry for the daft question like BIOS but its hard aving not used it!)
 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:01 AM   #8
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Originally posted by leonscape
I found this

Some Boards apparently don't pass the proper memory size to the linux-kernel. It may cause the message "Panic: cannot mount root file system" and the system hangs. Use "knoppix mem=128M" to solve that problem if your system has 128MByte memory for example (caution: you MUST use a capital "M" here).

This is a tough one Have you tried just hitting return at the boot prompt to see if that just works?

(Sorry for the daft question like BIOS but its hard aving not used it!)
yes...ive tryed enter...and that mem didnt work =]
 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:11 AM   #9
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Well all i can suggest is http://www.knoppix.net/forum/
they probably can help.

Sorry thats all I can add.

But check back later someone who's not around at the moment maybe able to help later.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:18 AM   #10
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alright thnx for the help!!
 
Old 09-15-2003, 11:42 PM   #11
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http://download.linuxtag.org/knoppix...cheatcodes.txt

http://www.redhat.com/archives/redha.../msg00192.html

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