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Old 05-10-2005, 07:06 PM   #1
newton21989
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Exclamation Live/Install Problems


I'm running a Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI with a Plextor SATA DVD+RW.

My problem is: when I try to boot a live version of Linux, I get a error message saying, "Knoppix file system not found, dropping you to a (very limited) shell."

Also, when I try to install a non-live version, it asks me for a driver (for what, I don't know) in order to contuinue. I've tried different CD's (one I know for sure worked) and I got the same thing. How can i fix these problems?
 
Old 05-11-2005, 06:46 AM   #2
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Look at this page as this person has solved the problem.. http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=19563

Which driver is the non-live version asking for you? The more information we have the better we can help with your question.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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Re: Live/Install Problems

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Originally posted by newton21989
...it asks me for a driver (for what, I don't know) in order to contuinue....
If I knew I would tell you. All I know is that I can't get any further. It's happened with FC x86 (yes I do have a 64-bit processor, I'm not that newb) and just to make sure it wasn't a burning error, I tried Mandrake 9.2 which I knew for sure worked because I had it on another comp. in the past. It did the same thing as FC.

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Old 05-12-2005, 06:39 AM   #4
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For the live version of Linux, if your drive is USB then I think you should try these options: bootusb2 -- loads usb 1.1 + 2.0, as they are in the help menu if you hit F1.

As for the non-live version, I am not too sure unless you can give me something more to go on...
 
Old 05-23-2005, 08:56 PM   #5
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I think I found my problem. I was using a SATA DVD drive which loaded the linux installer (stationary) or the shell (live). My solution: I put in a IDE drive I had laying around, miaking sure I took off the jumper, and ran my CD's from there. Hope this helps anyone who may be having the same problem.
Since the CD drive isn't really mine, I'll just have to get a cheap but reasonable functional drive off of Newegg.com. Thanx, all, for trying to help.

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