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Old 09-10-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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Red face how to get Linux live CD going?


Hey guys, i need some help badly pls.

my PC crashed and i was told to get a linux lvie CD to be able to save at least the files.

so i downloaded Knoppix (7.2.0) and burned it on a DVD.

when i try to use it on the computer it doesnt run through - no matter if i try knoppix no3d or other cheats.

it ends with the following screen:

X.Org X Server 1.12.4
Release Date: 2012-08-27
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.32-5-686-bigmen i686 Debian
Current Operating System: Linux microknoppix 3.9.6 #25 SMP preempt sat jun 15 15:27:01 cest 2013 i686
kernel command line: lang=de apm=power-off initrd=minirt.gz nomce libata.force=noncq hpsa.hpsa_allow_any=1 loglevel=1 boot_image=linux nodrm
build date: 17 april 2013 11:13:16am
xorg-server 2:1.12.4-6 (julien cristau <jcristau@debian.org>)
Current version of pixman: 0.26.0
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Sep 10 20:07:25 2015
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) using system config directory "/usr/share/x11/xorg.conf.d"

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.


what can i do now? i really need the files... is it the wrong Knoppix version? is there an easier way?
oh and its my first time i'm in touch with linux
.

thx so much for your time


edit:
iam downloading Knoppix 7.4.2 now and will try it again

Last edited by Stromberg; 09-10-2015 at 12:36 PM.
 
Old 09-10-2015, 12:42 PM   #2
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Anyone else not see post #1?

Oh ... there it is ...

Plug in the CD and boot off of it. If you downloaded an ISO file, but burned the CD not as a disk image but just putting the ISO file onto the CD, then that's the problem. Otherwise, you'll have to elaborate a bit with your question because a thread title is not a helpful question.

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Old 09-10-2015, 01:04 PM   #3
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No post #1 for me...
 
Old 09-10-2015, 01:10 PM   #4
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Anyone else not see post #1?

Oh ... there it is ...

Plug in the CD and boot off of it. If you downloaded an ISO file, but burned the CD not as a disk image but just putting the ISO file onto the CD, then that's the problem. Otherwise, you'll have to elaborate a bit with your question because a thread title is not a helpful question.
of course i burned an ISO-CD...

tried it with the 7.4.2 version.

it went through some menues and it suddenly the screen turns black...
 
Old 09-10-2015, 01:18 PM   #5
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It sounds like Knoppix might have issues with your graphics adapter. Could you provide the hardware details of the system?
 
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It sounds like Knoppix might have issues with your graphics adapter. Could you provide the hardware details of the system?
Yes, this advice is the next step.

For some odd reason when I opened the thread I saw no post #1 and then I posted my query, to see that become #1, eventually it got moved down the list. Either case, based on what you're seeing, there appears to be a graphics adapter issue and we'll probably recommend a different LIVE distro.
 
Old 09-10-2015, 02:12 PM   #7
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thx for your answers so far:

i7 4770k
16gb ram
msi gtx 770
 
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I would try the OpenSUSE 13.2 or Mint 17 live ISOs instead.

Also, I know the iso files say "liveCD" or "liveDVD", but they can all (at least all of the ones I've ever tried) be put on a USB drive instead, as long as the machine supports booting from USB, which yours definitely should. If you're doing it in Windows, just use one of the many Linux live USB creators out there (YUMI, LILI, LiveUSB creator, etc). It will probably be a lot faster and more convenient than burning a bunch of CDs.
 
Old 09-10-2015, 02:51 PM   #9
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I haven't used Knoppix in a while but I used to use it often and it was always very reliable. Surprised that it doesn't boot into a usable system. Plenty of other live distros out there that you can try. But I might look around at knoppix site for any clues because you may have some corner-case graphics card problem that isn't solved by switching distros.
 
Old 09-10-2015, 09:35 PM   #10
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I remember using Knoppix once a long time ago and having to pass video adapter information to it on the boot line. It's been so long that I can't remember exactly what I had to pass, but this link may help: http://knoppix.net/wiki3/index.php?title=Cheat_Codes
 
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thx for your answers so far:

i7 4770k
16gb ram
msi gtx 770
There are some reports of benchmarks done when this graphics chip came out using Ubuntu 13.10. I'd be prepared to try that version of Ubuntu but first give the latest Ubuntu LTS release a try. Or one of the alternative window manager ones like Xubuntu or Kubuntu.
 
Old 09-12-2015, 05:44 AM   #12
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i di it with your help.
thx a lot guys.
 
  


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