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Old 02-01-2006, 10:54 AM   #1
ecifelli
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DSL error msg on install


First, I am an extreme newbie to Linux. I am trying to load DSL on an old Dell that is maxed at 48meg of RAM. After a lot of frustration in getting it to boot from a floppy (nuther story), the DSL starts and then I get the error msg 'Can't find KNOPPIX file system, sorry. dropping you to a (very limited) shell.press reset to quit". I d/l the ISO last nite from the DSL site. Should the Knoppix have already been on the machine or in the d/l. and what is it? Thanks
 
Old 02-01-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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it sounds like it's not finding the files on the cdrom. did you burn the image correctly?
 
Old 02-01-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by ecifelli
First, I am an extreme newbie to Linux. I am trying to load DSL on an old Dell that is maxed at 48meg of RAM. After a lot of frustration in getting it to boot from a floppy (nuther story), the DSL starts and then I get the error msg 'Can't find KNOPPIX file system, sorry. dropping you to a (very limited) shell.press reset to quit". I d/l the ISO last nite from the DSL site. Should the Knoppix have already been on the machine or in the d/l. and what is it? Thanks
By DSL do you mean software or a DSL -connection- to the internet? It sounds as if you donwloaded some kind of add-on ISO or module, not a complete distribution? The error message seems to refer to the fact that the CD resulting from burning the ISO requires an already installed version of Knoppix to be present for it to run. Knoppix is a linux distribution, just like Fedora, Mandrake, or Suse.

You need to provide more information as to what you are doing and what exactly you want to accomplish.
 
  


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