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Old 09-15-2007, 08:30 PM   #1
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Cool Knoppix stalls on boot -Solved


I would like help getting a Knoppix ver5.1.1 live CD to boot on my computer. Computer is a Gateway, PentiumII, 512 Ram, 2HD, Win. XP.
When I try to boot from the CD it displays this:

Welcome to the KNOPPIX Live GNU/Linux on CD!

Running Linux Kernel 2.6.19.
Total Memory available: 514984kB, Memory free: 505436kB.
Scanning for USB/Firewire devices ... Done
Enabling DMA acceleration for: hda [Maxtor 90840D6]
Enabling DMA acceleration for: hdb [WDC WD400BB-32CLBO]
Enabling DMA acceleration for: hdc [FX32OS]
Enabling DMA acceleration for: hdd [ATAPI CD-ROM]

Looking for CD in: /dev/hdc _

and there it totally stops.
I can get it to boot in failsafe mode but then the mouse won't work.
Any help will be appriciated!

Last edited by Flash19; 09-18-2007 at 09:33 PM. Reason: Solved
 
Old 09-15-2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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i see this error in dell pc
why this?
regards
 
Old 09-16-2007, 01:20 AM   #3
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I get the same error on a Compaq V5201US laptop. V4.0.2 boots just fine, however.
 
Old 09-16-2007, 10:56 AM   #4
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Is this on a laptop - knoppix has issues on some laptops

The fact that failsafe works usually means you have a hardware problem (conflict)

you can try:

knoppix nodma

as a boot option and see if this clears things up for you -- another thing, if you have another computer try the CD/DVD in there and see if knoppix can boot for you to eliminate a media issue
 
Old 09-16-2007, 08:07 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Solved problem

High five! that did the trick and I was able to boot up and run, although slower than on our other computer.

PS. I like your quote about Vista, I found some pages about vista that are interesting to read here:
www.aaxnet.com/editor/edit042.html
www.aaxnet.com/editor/edit043.html#v13
Thanks again!

Last edited by Flash19; 09-18-2007 at 08:41 PM.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 07:57 AM   #6
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Good deal -- if you could just change the title to add SOLVED to the beginning in case anyone else has this problem and searches the forums they can find it quickly ;-)

Enjoy Knoppix and Ubuntu ;-)
 
  


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