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Old 12-06-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
captruss
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Question Installation problems with Knoppix 6.0.1 with existing Vista install


Sorry if this is not the right place or there are already threads, but I couldn't find them, and I'm old!!

System: Lenovo R61i, that had Ubunta installed, removed and Vista Home Pre. installed. Plenty of hardware power.

Want to install a Knoppix 6.0.1 from an existing CD I have.

I want to be able to run both systems on the laptop (dual boot)??

I have partitioned the hard drive using vista, so there is now a partition that I believe is Lenovo rescue, the main large C space, and the new partition about 6.4 gb that vista shrank out that is not assigned.

When I try to install the Knoppix it just keeps loading in and ends up running live off the CD without installing to the hard drive. I have stopped the loading sequence in different places, but don't know what to enter or where.

I also wanted to install it onto my 64 gb flash drive that has nothing installed but comes up showing that it is fat 32.

I have tried to install to the flash drive from the live running Knoppix under install to usb drive, it finds the drive, I select it, and the next window says there is no such file.

So, that's my story and I'm stickin to it. All I want to do is get this system onto the laptop or flash so I don't ever have to deal with Microsoft Windows again!! Thanks for any help, and I hope I was clear enough, if not, cut me some slack, as I said, I'm old!! Regards, Russ
 
Old 12-06-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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When I try to install the Knoppix it just keeps loading in and ends up running live off the CD without installing to the hard drive. I have stopped the loading sequence in different places, but don't know what to enter or where.
I am not 100% certain about this, but i think you have to let Knoppix live cd load completely and then you should find somewhere (on the desktop or in the start menu) the option for the hardrive installation.

Last edited by Davno; 12-07-2009 at 03:49 AM.
 
Old 12-07-2009, 07:58 AM   #3
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Knoppix isn't generally recommended to be installed to your hard drive,here's a quote from the Knoppix site:

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The main strength of Knoppix is its ability to be run from memory as a Live Linux CD. The advantage to this is that you can take the CD with you. However, some users have worked out how to install Knoppix on a hard drive. Hard drive install of Knoppix is not recommended for the new user and one should understand that there are problems associated with a hard drive install of Knoppix, particularly if you try to install more software or update your current software. Users are encouraged to look at a Debian ( www.debian.org ) install before trying to "install" Knoppix. If you have an old small hard drive, a large hard drive, or any drive other than a CD Rom drive that Knoppix was originally intended for, then you may want to look at some of these Hard drive Installation pages.
See further here:

http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Main_Page

That's not to say it's impossible,just expect to have problems.
 
Old 12-07-2009, 08:08 AM   #4
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I think 6.0.1 is maybe buggy..

6.2 will install to hd pretty easy

but, like trooper said, its not really made to install to hd

you could however boot it off a fat32 hd partition
on your hd in frugal persistent mode.....
 
Old 12-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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Hope this doesn't go through twice. Thanks for your replies. Guess I picked the wrong release of Linux. I wanted one that would work with a dial-up connection. Could I bother you for any suggestions for a version that may be better for me. I tried and tried to get the Ubunta the laptop came with to work with dialup but couldn't, but that was a few releases ago and I didn't care much for the graphics of Ubunta and Knoppix said it was more "Windows like" I bought the Knoppix CD as it's hard to download with a dialup. It didn't cost much, $1.95 plus a few dollars shipping
I would really like a version that would install to hd, and run off a partition with Vista on the other partition. Also, load to a flash drive. Again, thanks for your kind response, and again, thank you!!
 
Old 12-07-2009, 04:40 PM   #6
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well, i use 9.04/9.10 thru wired broadband
I'm pretty sure the new ubuntu's have dial-up stuff
when I had netzero dialup and ubuntu-8.04 I had no issues

best maybe to try out many till you find one you like??

If you wish I will give you a how-to on booting many distros
in "livecd/usb" mode from a small +-10gb fat32 partition

and you can install them to the destination partition
play around and uninstall by installing another
in its place if you dont like it

I recommend Ubuntu, but if your adventurous
I'll hook you up on booting many from a small partition?
 
Old 12-07-2009, 04:45 PM   #7
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Look out for Linux magazines, they give away distros on CDs and DVDs.
 
Old 12-07-2009, 06:00 PM   #8
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The graphics...

Linux distributions these days usually come with either the Gnome or the KDE desktop, both of which can be heavily modified by any user given the knowledge and the patience.

You might download and try several linux live-cds to see what you might like, but their appearance is just a starting point. You can use the live-cd function to experiment and made changes, showing you what the Desktop could be like if you were to use that distribution.

Ubuntu is not only brown and openSUSE, one of the better linuxs for KDE 4.3, is not just yellow green with small print.

http://www.livecdlist.com/

Could you get around the limitations of your dial-up connection by visiting your local library or university and downloading there?

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 12-07-2009 at 06:04 PM.
 
Old 12-08-2009, 08:26 PM   #9
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Again, thanks for the responses. Yes, I can go to the Library for WiFi and I will do that. Guess I will go to Ubunta or Suse, but will look at the others through Linus' 72 site. I don't get the magazines that have the CD/DVDs in, I will use the WiFi to download. Again thanks for your valuable time and info. Kindest Regards, Russ
 
Old 12-08-2009, 08:55 PM   #10
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puppy linux is a easy to use distro that has good dial-up/ modem support, and the universal installer lets you install it to usb, coexist with another operating system, or a full harddrive install.
 
  


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