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Old 04-05-2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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Linux on second hard drive


I recently installed a second hard drive, and was wanting to run linux on one, and have windows xp remain on the other so I could switch between the two whenever. I have a bootable "Knoppix" linux cd, and was wondering how I would transfer the files so that instead of running of the cd, I could run linux off my second hard drive? I visited the knoppix homepage but all I could find was stuff about it being a "bootable linux" only.

If I can't do it with my knoppix cd, what is another version of linux I could use as a perminant OS on my other drive?
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:15 PM   #2
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do u have atleast 6gb space in second harddisk if yes do this procedure.if ur having copy that files into another one to install linux.
1.restrat ur system
2.make first bootable as cdrom
3.place the cd in (linux) and restart
4.just enter when it shows the login screen u will get the linux installation
5.then select disk druit for partion the harddisk
6.it will show the all the harddisks space
7.select the second harddisk space( i know u that letters of drivers in that harddisk
8.select that click delete
9.give new and give space as 5400
10.then select ext3 in that and / in top
11.then click new in that make swap partion ifur ram is 128 mb then 2.5 times is swap ok
12.select swap in ext3 coloum
13.install linux
14.it will ask for grub or lilo booter
15.select as ur wish
16.install the linux
then it wil restart u can select which one do u want to go
 
Old 04-05-2004, 08:52 PM   #3
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That is the problem, when I boot from cd with the linux cd, it doesn't give an installation option, it just boots right to the linux OS.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 04:56 PM   #4
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Try the following procedure that I found on http://bofh.be/clusterknoppix/knx-install.htm

To get Knoppix installed onto your hard drive:

1. Boot the Knoppix CD.
2. When the boot prompt comes up, choose your language.
Most of us speak English, so we'll type:

boot: knoppix lang=en

then press ENTER (you don't type the 'boot:' part, of course)
3. Wait till the system is fully launched, including the KDE desktop
4. Press CTRL-ALT-F1, to get a root console. You should see a shell prompt
5. Type: knx-hdinstall
6. Follow the guided installation menus. This will include:

* Creating a Linux partition (at least 2.5GB
* Creating a Linux Swap partition (at least 256MB)
* 'Mounting' the Linux partition as root
* Initialising the swap partition
* Copying all the required files (automatically)
* Setting up networking
* Setting passwords
* Setting up the bootloader (Note: take care with this stage - it could render your system incapable of booting into Windows. If you really need Windows, then it might be a good idea to set up GRUB Bootloader with a 'chainloader' entry, so that you can dual boot. Working this out is an exercise left to the reader - there are too many possible scenarios for me to cover in this short guide. Also see man grub and the files in /usr/share/doc/grub)
* Rebooting (without the CD)

7. When you've rebooted Knoppix from your hard disk, click on the KDE Control Centre icon in the launcher at the bottom of the screen (icon of a colour monitor with a card in front of it)
8. Within the Control Center, click on Personliche Einstellungen
9. Click on Land und Sprache
10. Choose the locale and language of your choice
11. Click on Andwenden at bottom of that window
12. Close and restart the Control Center
13. Click on Peripherals, then Keyboard, and choose your preferred keyboard layout (which will probably be US.English. Click OK and close the window
14. Press CTRL-ALT-F2 to get to the root console, and log in as root (using the password you chose when you ran the installer)
15. (Optional) - type apt-get update (followed by ENTER). This will update your list of available packages, and takes about 5-10 minutes.
16. Hey, presto, you've got a fully installed GNU/Linux desktop

More information is available at:
http://www.knoppix.net/docs/index.php/FaqInstall


Another approach is found at
http://www.knoppix.net/docs/index.php/HdBasedHowTo
 
  


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