If linux is so superior why can't it even boot up, no user error here, I don't do anything and it won't run
Linux is a very powerful OS but there are some things you have to setup before it will work.
I believe this should work at the boot: prompt type
boot: knoppix lang=us screen=800x600 desktop=kde
then press Enter.
you can set screen to 800x600, 640x480, etc.
for a list of different options press f2.