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Old 04-03-2003, 10:14 AM   #1
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funny question - knoppix install


So I booted up with knoppix last night, and it started loading everything, it seemed to work perfectly, and then the pretty knoppix screen started up and a voice said "knoppix initializing" (something like that), but then it just sat there forever. I let it sit there for about an hour but nothing happened. Was I doing something wrong or was I supposed to do something?
 
Old 04-03-2003, 10:48 AM   #2
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What hardware are you running on?

It just might be that the vanilla Knoppix start up has a problem...you can browse the knopper.net site it has a list of tips which includes boot parameters you can enter that will help you.
 
Old 04-03-2003, 01:43 PM   #3
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cool, I will check out their site for special boot up parameters.

To answer your question though, I'm running it on a PII, 256 RAM, matrox mystique video card, not sure about the sound card (it's built into the mobo). also, it's a compaq deskpro 4000 mt


 
Old 04-03-2003, 02:59 PM   #4
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Should be good enough to run.

I ran it fine on my PII-350Mhz with 192 megs of ram and my friend boots his on a P233 with 128Megs of Ram

 
Old 04-03-2003, 07:17 PM   #5
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I think I may have found the problem. I may have a bad disc. It seems to run fine up until after it startx X11. After that it just sits there and that's it. I tried it on 4 different PCs and it did the same thing each time. I then tried Freeduc which is basically the same thing as knoppix and it worked with no problem. (came out in french, but I can change that hehe)

I'll try downloading knoppix from a different mirror this time and see if it works then..
 
Old 04-03-2003, 07:37 PM   #6
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remember to check the md5sums!
It will save you burning a bad iso
 
Old 04-03-2003, 08:50 PM   #7
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forgive my ignorance. But, I've seen those MD5sums and I know that they are some sort of security measure, but how do I use them?
 
Old 04-03-2003, 09:01 PM   #8
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they're not really a security measure, per se. It just creates a checksum, so you know that the file you downloaded is exactly the same one the source has.

just run 'md5sum cd-image.iso' and compare the result to the source.
 
Old 04-03-2003, 09:04 PM   #9
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Go to linuxiso.org, on the front page they mention md5sums and have a howto on how to check them (and even links to programs that will check them both in Windows and linux)
 
Old 04-05-2003, 10:36 PM   #10
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Thanks a ton tcaptain! I checked the md5 and it was incorrect. I downloaded a new copy and I'm actually posting from it right now. Thanks again!
 
  


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