LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
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 06-29-2005, 08:06 PM   #1
0perat0r
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: New Jersey, US
Distribution: Red Hat Linux WS version 3
Posts: 126

Rep: Reputation: 15
Knoppix 3.6 floppy question


I want to create a knoppix.sh or similar config file so that Knoppix will scan the file for my parameters on boot-up. I followed the procedure in the myconfig=scan section of this page: http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Cheat_Codes. First of all, Knoppix cannot access a floppy that I just formatted. I get an error saying it does not see the mounted floppy. However, it can mount and access the cd-rom, no problem. I tried this on two totally different systems, and had the same problem with the floppy. I have tried formatting floppies using the GUI options in KDE and fdformat /dev/fd0. Is there a known problem with Knoppix and floppies? I also tried the saveconfig command, which would be really cool if it worked. Once again, it could not see/access the floppy. I just started working with Knoppix, and I'd like to continue. I also need to save off my boot configs onto a floppy somehow, so that I dont have to keep typing in the cheat code parameters on every boot. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
kencaz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Distribution: Mandriva Slackware FreeBSD
Posts: 1,468

Rep: Reputation: 48
boot: knoppix myconfig=scan should work as you had attempted, however, knoppix.sh must exist or it can't load anything. You stated that "saveconfig" would not work. This is how the knoppix.sh is generated, and unless you can get saveconfig to save the file properly then 'myconfig=scan" is useless.

Try running "saveconfig" again from the menu using a pre-formatted (vfat) floppy. it should give you an option of HD or FD drives, however, the file may be larger then can fit on a floppy, therfore you may get an error. Clear your browser cache file before saving knoppix.sh.

Also if your running windows on /dev/hda knoppix can store that file on your C: drive even though it is read only. then you may use, for example, the option:

boot: knoppix myconfig=/mnt/hda1

I did notice also when I used to use knoppix is that the cheat codes tell you to use the /dev point fo find the config file, however, I found that you have to use the /mnt point instead such as:

boot: knoppix myconfig=/dev/hda <--- will not work
boot: knoppix myconfig=/mnt/hda1 <--will work

If you can get a floppy mounted check the /mnt point, try to save the knoppix.sh file there and then use that point such as:

boot: knoppix myconfig=/mnt/floppy

It may take some playing around with, and I hope i made a little sense, but it will work.

KC
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:50 PM   #3
0perat0r
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: New Jersey, US
Distribution: Red Hat Linux WS version 3
Posts: 126

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks a lot for your advice, I just tried most of what you suggested before reading this thread again. Probably could have checked back sooner, and saved myself the trouble Oh, well, here's how I solved this:

You have to use this command: mkfs -t ext3 /dev/fd0 1440, to formay the floppy. Nothing else seemed to work, not even formatting through the GUI. Then, do saveconfig, and it will work. Ignore the pop-up about replacing the floppy in the drive with one having a ext2 or DOS file system. Reboot, and use the floppyconf parameter: knoppix floppyconf, and it will work.

Thanks for your help. I may try the hard-disk option.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 10:13 PM   #4
kencaz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Distribution: Mandriva Slackware FreeBSD
Posts: 1,468

Rep: Reputation: 48
Glad you firgured it out, however, It is still Live and theirfor restricted. You may want to just install it on your HD. This would solve a lot of saving configs and floppy disks...

KC
 
  


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
Booting Knoppix from a Floppy fireemblem555 Linux - General 2 10-22-2005 02:55 PM
Floppy trouble in knoppix thorney Linux - Newbie 2 07-17-2005 02:03 PM
About KNOPPIX floppy boot nissen Linux - Newbie 0 05-27-2005 05:54 AM
Knoppix bootable cd, but have to use floppy to start. EF-Tu Linux - Newbie 1 09-19-2004 01:30 PM
Knoppix Boot Floppy Cycopath81090 Linux - Software 4 08-18-2003 06:44 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 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