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Old 05-29-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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lap top with no os, running knoppix 6.2 live need help geting installed os


Hi i have a laptop that was so screwd by it previous owner that it was unusuable, so i wiped the drive and went to install ubuntu but my disk was old and dinged so it won't fully boot.. im stuck with knoppix 6.2 live and i can't figure out how to install it so i can make a ubuntu boot disk or i might go with kde
 
Old 05-29-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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First link in Google
http://www.google.com/search?q=insta...ient=firefox-a
Code:
After Knoppix has finished booting and the KDE desktop has been loaded, 
simultaneously press the CTRL, ALT and F2 keys (i.e., CTRL + ALT + F2) to switch 
from the GUI (graphical user interface) to the command line (i.e., text-only) 
mode and to the root (i.e., administrative) user. Then type  knoppix-installer  
if installing version 5.01 or other recent versions and press ENTER. This will 
cause a script (i.e., a short program) to run that will perform the interactive 
installation process. If installing version 3.3 or some other older versions,  
knx-hdinstall  should be typed instead. In either case, there should be no spaces 
before or after the hyphen.
http://knoppix.net/wiki/Category:Har...e_Installation
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-6-2-a-770157/
 
Old 05-29-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!

Knoppix has a "Frequently Asked Questions" page on their site:

http://knoppix.net/wiki/Main_Page#Ha...e_Installation
 
Old 05-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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I get the feeling there was now an installer on the Knoppix 6.2 disks.

I tried to do a gpxe install (network install) of Fedora 17 the other day. Dunno why it failed but you could use any of a few disks to do a network install if you don't want to download an entire disk. Fedora has BFO and OpenSuse has a small cd that can be booted to, then select a http or ftp site.

If you want you can also see www.netboot.me for a few small OS's.

It might be worth it to tell us more about the computer. Ram and cpu and maybe video might help us.
 
Old 05-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #5
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Check the link below to knoppix.net which briefly explains why users are not encouraged to install Knoppix to a hard drive. Of course, at the end of the paragraph there is a link to another page with brief explanations of how to.

http://knoppix.net/wiki/Main_Page
 
Old 05-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #6
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ps if your only issue is a scratched Ubuntu CD, you can purchase Linux CDs shipped to you very inexpensively. Visit http://distrowatch.com and look at some of the banner ads; you can buy a Live CD for about $2 or a Live USB for $10.
 
Old 05-29-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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thank you all very much regretably neither the knoppix-install nor the hd installer work. the command line says its not a command, and the installer was freezing at 38%... i'm working on making sense of these instructions at this point im thinking about scrapping the knoppix thing and cough up the $2 or maybe go for the full $10 see how rich im feelin
http://knoppix.net/wiki/Hd_Based_How...sk_and_Boot_it
 
Old 05-29-2012, 06:29 PM   #8
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If you have a USB flash drive, you can make a Live USB of any distro while you are in Knoppix...
 
Old 12-24-2013, 11:04 PM   #9
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you can launch the knoppix cd/dvd and test the integrity of the cd or dvd. If it passes this, the faulty install could be due to other hardware issues (hard drive, ram, etc), also, you can do a similar test on the ubuntu cd.

Quote:
knoppix testcd|testdvd Check live medium for defects [Hint: 3]
http://knoppix.net/wiki/Cheat_Codes
 
Old 12-24-2013, 11:10 PM   #10
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I personally don't think of Knoppix as being a distro that's intended to be "installed on your hard-drive." I think of it as a somewhat special-purpose distro, in that it is (AFAIK) intended to be a great rescue-DVD. Full disclosure: I've never attempted anything else.

If I were installing Linux on a pristine computer, I'd probably choose some "conventional" distro, e.g. Umbuntu. I'd download the (Umbuntu) installer to a USB-stick (if the computer in question was capable of booting from one) and follow its conventional installation process.
 
Old 12-25-2013, 02:30 AM   #11
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also this is a 7 month old thread
and the current Knoppix is 7.2 and not 6
 
  


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