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Old 03-28-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
abycons
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not boot device available after run knoppix live cd


Hi every one,
New to Linux,after burned live cd,was left in the drive,then fund out the disk,from the drive next morning,and the computer,(inspiron dell,windows vista)came with blue screen,after reboot the computer i have the black screen with this. "not boot device available after run knoppix live cd..."
then i did F8 and when to windows system boot options, no one worked so
far,even r repair,then i did put the burned linux disk"knoppix live cd is mounted but was in germany,spanish and english are my options,do not what to do it next,how can i recover the windows system?i'm downloading another live cd in english,but no sure if the previous disk version,that i don't know wich it's? is going to be a problem with the new disk,the original intention with the disk,was to repair a dell xps 2010 with the windows32 system corrupted,some said that's possible with linux.but will be next.If i repair the vista computer with yours help.
thanks
Aby
 
Old 03-28-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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You don't need to download another copy of Knoppix. Use the one you have. When you start the liveCD, there is a boot prompt about mid-screen. Enter "knoppix lang=us" or "knoppis land=sp" to start in US English or Spanish.

In regards to windows not booting, try using a windows install cd to run fixmbr. If that fails, come back. Others with more current windows experience may be able to help you.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
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knoppix/windows

Yes leaving cd's in the drive when bios to set to boot from can cause problems. Yes, there seems to be nothing wrong with the knoppix cd just pick English from the choice. Regarding Windows you can use knoppix to do that or a live Ubuntu cd and select the 'boot to first hard drive' option, alternatively there is at least (probably many more) free floppy disk usable program on the net to replace/repair the MBR on windows. If thee above does not work I'll try to find the location. Better still try another live version of linux and, if you like it install over Windows!

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