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believe it or not i am having trouble with knoppix, well not really knoppix, but the bios. i hit f10 to go into my old compaq p2's bios(well i think it is the bios, it says computer setup or something, but it doesnt have any other keys to press during the boot up), but i dont see anything about telling it to boot from a cd, and it doesnt on its own? does anyone know where to set it?
Some old computers do not support booting from CDs. You will have to create a boot floppy to use Knoppix in that case.
If your BIOS does not support el torito booting from CD, you can create a bootable floppy disk by issuing (on Linux)
dd if=/cdrom/KNOPPIX/boot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=18k
or, in case of DOS, use the rawrite.exe program provided in the KNOPPIX directory on CD.
The above is from Knoppix documentation. Hope that helps.