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I have an intel dual core, under windows XP. I've downloaded Knoppix 5.1.1, checked it's sum and all is correct. Then I burned the iso file as an image, with Nero, at the lowest possible speed.
When I reboot, the cd works, but I have some problems. When I type enter to use Knoppix, I see the 2 pinguins, etc. but then :"
Scanning USB/Firewire devices... Done
Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
Press reset button to quit."
I saw on internet that many has the same problem, and some people could use Knoppix typing "Knoppix nodma" in the boot command, instead of typing "enter" to start Knoppix. I tried it, but then I had this :
" Could not find kernel image: Knoppix".
I tried to find out a solution on the internet, but I'm totally blocked here. I never used linux nor programmed, so I'm very new to all this. I would be happy if you can help me, I need linux for a mateer at university, and programing with fortran under Kate. Thanks in advance.
At boot command line use KNOPPIX testcd, that the the best way to test the cd.
Second is the cd drive. Some models do that. Use KNOPPIX atapicd. Might have to get very technical, search web.
SCSI-Emulation is active for all CD-Roms (unless you switch it off by
using the "atapicd" option), so IDE CD-Writers should work with the
installed versions of cdrecord and cdrdao (or the graphical frontends
thereof, k3b for example).
Nothing worked (even the command testcd which created a message "could not find kernel image: Knoppix"). Thanks anyway. I've downloaded Ubuntu and it worked! Now thinking about buying another hard drive to install Ubuntu fully.