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Old 05-21-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy Knoppix Help


When starting Knoppix 5.1.1 livecd on my new sony vaio i get a bunch of errors, but when starting on any other computer it works perfectly fine.

I can manage without using it on that computer, but if anyone knows what i could do so i could use my own computer with this cd i would be very appreciative.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
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I think it's up to version 6.2 now, so maybe downloading and trying the newer version would help.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
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It's clearly a hardware issue. I guess the "bunch of errors" are telling you what the problem is. For anyone to be able to help you, you'll need to post the errors and/or what your hardware is: "new sony vaio" doesn't tell us much.

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Old 05-21-2010, 04:54 PM   #4
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Start with cheat codes.
http://www.brunolinux.com/09-Distro_...heatcodes.html

Failsafe is a good first choice to see if it might have a chance to boot.

Knoppix was the KING of live cd's and may have single handed forced other distro's to follow suite. Unfortunately he didn't have a 50 person team helping him update for every system and future system. Even the 6 version may not be what you want. There really is no updated version like 5.1 available in any disto.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 06:08 PM   #5
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errors

end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 106408
buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 26602
buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 26603
buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 26604
buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 26605
buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 26606
buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 26607
buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 26608
buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 26609
buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 26610
buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 26611
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 106408
cloop: read error at pos 48988160 infile /cdrom/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX, 30662 bytes lost
cloop: zlib decompression error -5, uncompressing block 1276 131072/131072/42588/0 48976234-4901 8822
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 106408
cloop: read error at pos 48988160 infile /cdrom/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX, 30662 bytes lost
cloop: zlib decompression error -5, uncompressing block 1276 131072/131072/42588/0 48976234-4901 8822 /linuxrc: /bin/egrep: I/O error


thats the list of errors for my sony vaio vgn-nw150j
 
Old 05-22-2010, 02:49 AM   #6
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Hmm looks like a cdrom I/O problem. Have you been able to boot any other live/installer cd?

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Old 05-22-2010, 03:12 PM   #7
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i don't have any other live cds to boot. The CD works on other computers, just not on this one.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 02:39 AM   #8
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At the initial boot prompt, type: 'knoppix nodma' without the single quotes. If that fails, try booting again with 'knoppix nomce nodma acpi=off noapic /dev/sr0="ide-scsi"' with the double quotes, but without the single quotes. Then, if you succeed, and you have the inclination, you may remove one parameter at a time, until you find the one(s) that is(are) needed for boot to work, and just use those. I've never found a machine I couldn't boot Knoppix with, unless it didn't have a bootable CD drive.
 
  


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