LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
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 04-14-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
sean954
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Knoppix hangs on boot up


Dell Optiplex GX620 Ultra Slim
Keyboard: DEll USB Model RT7D50

When I try to load Knoppix on the above system, it hangs at the following line:

INIT : version 2.78 knoppix booting

I have tried booting from option 7&8 which are the failsafe options and it appears to work, but the keyboard does not work and I dont seem to be able to load the hard disk once inside. Any advice on how to troubleshoot this much much appreciated.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 03:22 PM   #2
bigrigdriver
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian stable
Posts: 5,877

Rep: Reputation: 350Reputation: 350Reputation: 350Reputation: 350
Are you trying to boot Knoppix from cd or from hard drive installation?

If from cd, did you compare the md5sum of the knoppix .iso with the md5sum from the website from which you downloaded knoppix. It could be a corrupt .iso or a bad burn to cd that's causing the problem.

Failsafe mode doesn't start many services, and doesn't do much hardware detection. Download a copy of knoppix cheat codes to see what boot options you can give to skip or apply some option on boot. Laptops often need some special option to boot properly.

www.google.com/linux is your friend. You can try googling for information relative to getting your laptop to boot with knoppix.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 11:22 PM   #3
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 12,601
Blog Entries: 25

Rep: Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981
Hi,

I agree with bigrigdriver that the md5sum should have been checked both before and after the burn of the image.

I would check the md5sum. If you downloaded the cd/dvd iso then be sure to check the md5sum for the original iso. From the cli;

Code:
~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5 

~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5       #substitute the correct name to check
If the iso md5 is ok then you should try 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know if the burn was OK!

You could try the;
Code:
at boot: knoppix testcd
It could be possible to test the cd from knoppix.
 
  


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
Latest Knoppix DVD hangs at boot sequence nancy Linux - Newbie 2 02-27-2007 11:20 AM
Knoppix boot-up hangs on Tecra8000 WindsorKnot Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 02-20-2007 07:34 AM
knoppix hangs wieter Linux - Newbie 3 02-16-2005 06:36 PM
Knoppix: Hangs during creation /etc/fstab rohandhruva Linux - Distributions 0 12-27-2004 07:40 AM
knoppix hangs while trying to use ndiswrapper adityam Linux - Wireless Networking 0 03-11-2004 12:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:02 AM.

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