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Old 09-16-2006, 12:02 PM   #16
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I've done all the mke2fs actions and everything seems fine. Do I need to re-run installer to get Knoppix onto the Hd?
Yes, if you ran mke2fs, you have to re-run the installer (from the root shell).

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Also, if I do get it installed and remove and put into my laptop, should it boot as normal?
I suppose so I never did an installation this way, but usually the installation contains all drivers that are available, and if you boot your laptop from the disk, the correct drivers should automatically be loaded.

During installation, you should make sure that some kind of boot manager / boot sector is installed on sda, so that your laptop later knows how to boot the system.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 12:10 PM   #17
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I've done all the mke2fs actions and everything seems fine. Do I need to re-run installer to get Knoppix onto the Hd?
Yes, if you ran mke2fs, you have to re-run the installer (from the root shell).

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Also, if I do get it installed and remove and put into my laptop, should it boot as normal?
I suppose so I never did an installation this way, but usually the installation contains all drivers that are available, and if you boot your laptop from the disk, the correct drivers should automatically be loaded.

During installation, you should make sure that some kind of boot manager / boot sector is installed on sda, so that your laptop later knows how to boot the system.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 12:28 PM   #18
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Great thanks, just a few more questions:

How do I run installer from the root shell and how do I install a boot manager on SDA?

Thanks for all your help so far.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 02:16 PM   #19
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[was away for a while]

According to http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Knoppix_Hard_Disk_Scripts , you probably have to run "knoppix-installer" in the root shell (I assume you use Knoppix 3.4 or later). I think the installer will make sure that a boot manager is installed; but if it asks you _where_ the boot manager should be installed, you should choose to install it to sda, not to hda and also not to sda1 or the like.

Btw. this might come a bit late but did you have a look at http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Category...e_Installation and especially http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/HD_Insta...g_not_to_do_it ?
 
Old 09-16-2006, 02:38 PM   #20
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no problem, thanks for the data. Luckily knoppix - installer has the option for the Debian version - which the advice says is the one to install. The only question I think i have left is what is the command to get knoppix installer to run. I've tried open knoppix - installer, run knoppix - installer and I have run out of layman guesses?!?!?
 
Old 09-16-2006, 02:55 PM   #21
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You get a list of possible commands starting with "knoppix" if you type "knoppix" in the shell and then press the tab key (maybe you have to press tab key twice). Then look for some command that looks like an installer

Also, you can try the same with the word "knx"...
 
  


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