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Alrighty, I downloaded the KNOPPIX .iso images to a DVD+RW. Using an HP Pavilion zd8000 laptop with Windows XP Professional. I also have Norton GoBack installed (say what you will about Norton, but that GoBack diddly has saved my buns on more than a few occasions.) Anyway, when you hit the spacebar while GoBack is loading during start up, it gives the option to boot from the CD drive. I do that, and it tells me that the disc in the drive isn't bootable. What the crud?
Minor note: when I get around to backing up my hard drive, I plan to repartition the sucker and dual-boot between WinXPPro and Debian. I just want to use KNOPPIX for now to get a feel for Linux in general and see if I really want to go this rout.
Originally posted by JesusFreak84 Yeah. There were 2 of them.
Two of what? I see only one Knoppix DVD. Did you do a checksum against this to verify that the ISO didn't get corrupted during download? I'm still not convinced that you necessarily burned the ISO as a disk image, given your follow-up response ("There were 2 of them"). Can you outline the exact steps you took to burning this thing?
Edit: I see two DVDs of Knoppix 4.0, but one's the German version (see how it ends in .de?), and the other's the English version (see how it ends in .en?).
I went here: http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirro...u/pub/knoppix/ and clicked into the DVD directory and downloaded everything BUT the DE files. Not sure what I'm supposed to put on the disc and not. I downloaded everything to the hard drive first, then burned it.
(For the record, I have to use FTP or HTTP for this. I wanted to use the Bit Torrent, but with the school's firewall, it moves at 1KB/sec.)
In the DVD folder, I don't see anything ending with an ISO extension--just iso.sha1, whatever that means, and those are each 1 kb (clearly not DVD images). Go to this mirror instead and download these two files:
How do I burn it as an image and not just data? Windows help isn't proving very helpful here. If I'm going to need a program to do it, please keep it free/dirt-cheap. I'm a college student, and therefore perpetually broke. (The amount of freebie software avalible for Linux is a big part of its appeal to me.)
Originally posted by JesusFreak84 How do I burn it as an image and not just data? Windows help isn't proving very helpful here. If I'm going to need a program to do it, please keep it free/dirt-cheap. I'm a college student, and therefore perpetually broke. (The amount of freebie software avalible for Linux is a big part of its appeal to me.)
Not to be mean or anything, but if I take the time to Google something and link to it, the least you can do it click on the link.
I think you don't have burning software. If you continue through the newbie forum and look at all the Knoppix topics , there is a post including a link to a free image tool.I don't recall the specific post or URL , but if you need it it is there to be found. I didn't have software installed on this machine and ran into the same problem you did. I used the aforementioned software without a problem. It installs a selection directly in your CD/DVD drop down menu to "burn as image".
Hope this doesnt double post , but here is the link you are looking for.
Pretty sure it's the mirror I got it from. After I posted this, I downloaded .iso's for dsl and INSERT and those booted fine. (Actually, I'm on the latter right now. =-P) dsl didn't recognize my network card, though, and I don't know how to force it to. One of the mini-distros on this INSERT disc also didn't recognize it. Dang.
Will try downloading from a different mirror and see if that helps. Anyone know of any mirrors that are not likely to cause the same problem again?