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Old 08-22-2004, 11:22 AM   #1
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Total Newbie Here Wanting To learn Knoppix STD


hello everyone, as you can all see im a newbe here..

Now i have a little problem..I have just finished downloading Knoppix-STD 3.4 and i have no idea on where to start..

i am currently running Windows XP and decided to make a change and try linux for a start...

I have a 40 gig harddrive with 2 partitions, one with 20 gig and the other with 20 gig (40 gig in total)..

I've read that the Knoppix-STD is a "Live CD" in which it boots stright into Knoppix as soon as you restart..

I've downloaded Knoppix and saved it to my desktop, I see it there as a zip file(winrarr) its stated "KNOPPIX_V3.4-2004-05-17-EN.ISO". now i've been reading about on other forums(this is the one that makes sense) and i've come up with alot of ideas on how to use it..

Well let me explain step by step on what i've been doing..

I downloaded it.
Its saved to my desktop its 689 MB (723,064,832 bytes)
I burned it as a CD-ROM(ISO) with nero onto a CD-R 700 MB 80 Min CD

other forums say that i have to burn it as a iso image..the only thing that im not too sure about is if i should burn it as the zip file with winrarr or if i should extract it to another folder and burn it...

when i put it into my CD-R drive i was told that it should have automatically started booting into knoppix but it just skips it and goes stright into Windows XP....



Please if some one can help me out or even correct me to what i've been doing wrong is greatly apprechieated.....

Thank You.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 11:34 AM   #2
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Insert the cd in and check if there's one big file on it or small files+directories? The second option is correct. The method to burn ISO image withe Nero is described here: http://www.wizardskeep.org/mainhall/tutor/neroiso.html
 
Old 08-22-2004, 11:42 AM   #3
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well this is what it looks like...i thought this would be better for you and you would have some idea on what im talking about
http://img30.exs.cx/img30/6594/knoppix.jpg

this is inside the linux tag
http://img30.exs.cx/img30/8248/knoppix1.jpg

this is inside the KNOPPIX folder
http://img30.exs.cx/img30/4892/knoppix2.jpg

and then this is inside the BOOT folder
http://img30.exs.cx/img30/619/knoppix3.jpg

just wanted to ask also..should i be burning it as in the zip file as it is?

Last edited by Aleem; 08-22-2004 at 11:48 AM.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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To Aleem: unpacked, with the .iso extension.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 12:31 PM   #5
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okay i got it up and running...

i burned the .ISO image with nero just as u showd me...

i inserted the cd into my computer and it scanned drives and it said something like limited shell droping you into a limited shell...

now this is the first time im using this so is there any "cheatcodes" i believe that would be usefull?

im running knoppix on a spare pc that has 192 mb ram and 9 gig free space..

is suggestions?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 12:57 PM   #6
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can't find knoppix file system, sorry.
Dropping you into a (very limited) shell


and then they just got this command prompt

Knoppix#

thats it...i dont know how far more i can get..

any ideas?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 01:20 PM   #7
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Hey Aleem, did you ever live in South New Jersey?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 01:21 PM   #8
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Unhappy

naw never lived there but i did live in ny....

but can we focus on the topic please...

im tryin to at least get to the knoppix desktop

is there anything u can help me with?

it says that knoppix file system was not found...
do u know what i can do?

Last edited by Aleem; 08-22-2004 at 01:23 PM.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 01:47 PM   #9
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I am a newbie too. Maybe try "start x" or "kde" on the command line to get you into the gui. Though I am really not in a position to help you with this because I am a newbie too.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 01:51 PM   #10
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yea man i feel ya....

its hard when first learning...

but imma keep googleing...

thankx tho
 
Old 08-22-2004, 03:01 PM   #11
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So you are running Knoppix on a spare CD now, there is no XO installation? Did you install it by using the command knoppix-installer ? What exactly happens when you boot up?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 03:02 PM   #12
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I meant XP installation
 
Old 08-22-2004, 07:48 PM   #13
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I think the problem is with the cd, probably the .iso file you downloaded was missing a file or somenthing like that. You'd probably be better off dowloading knoppix-std again.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:40 PM   #14
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well heres the deal...

i downloaded the file and burned it as a ISO image

i have windows xp already set up on the machine..

when i pop in the cd and boot stright from it it tells me that press enter or remove the cd if i want to quit what im doing...

so i hit enter and it starts scanning for firewire/usb devices and its done successfully it scans hard drive and something else...

then when it starts to scan i think cd rom...it just says that the knoppix file system is not on the pc already...

then it says "Droping into a (very limted) shell...

then a little command comes up with

Knoppix#

and it states that there are some other commands u can run such as

Cat
Mount
ISMOD


and some other...

thats the part where im stuck at and that was the last of that
 
Old 08-22-2004, 09:31 PM   #15
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Is it's md5sum correct?
 
  


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