LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-02-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
linus72
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Gordonsville-AKA Mayberry-Virginia
Distribution: PocketWriter/MinimalX
Posts: 5,087

Rep: Reputation: 337Reputation: 337Reputation: 337Reputation: 337
Help with autorun in Knoppix 5.1


When I insert the KNOPPIX-5.1.iso into my cd/dvd a message pops up saying "This medium contains software intended to be automatically started. Would you like to run it?"
But, when I press "run" it says "Cannot find the autorun program"
What does this mean?
I do not have Windows, only Linux-was this "autorun" designed only for Winblowz?
How do I get it to work in Linux?
Why does it work in Windows-but not Linux?
Please help...
 
Old 04-03-2009, 11:01 PM   #2
bigrigdriver
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian Jessie 8.4
Posts: 5,873

Rep: Reputation: 348Reputation: 348Reputation: 348Reputation: 348
Assuming your BIOS is set up to poll the cd/dvd drive in search of a bootable os, before polling the hard drive, then put the cd/dvd in the drive and reboot the machine. It should then boot Knoppix instead of whatever os is installed on the hard drive.

If you have followed the instructions above and you get the popup message instead of the Knoppix boot prompt, it's time to suspect either that your iso download is corrupt, or the burn to cd/dvd is corrupt. Check the md5sum of the iso you downloaded against the md5sum of the iso at the Knoppix website.

If you see a blinking cursor around midscreen as well as the popup message, try entering something like "knoppix lang=us" without quotes to see if it will boot properly.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 04-03-2009 at 11:08 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Autorun CD sureshkellemane Linux - Newbie 5 03-17-2005 09:04 PM
autorun apokryphos Linux - General 5 10-11-2004 11:43 AM
CD with Autorun Insomnia Linux - General 2 05-26-2004 08:19 AM
cd autorun Daem0hn Linux - General 1 07-22-2003 07:22 AM
cd autorun Daem0hn Linux - General 0 07-22-2003 07:06 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration