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Old 06-09-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
Fitzfan
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trouble with knoppix


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?
 
Old 06-09-2004, 05:04 PM   #2
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Some old computers do not support booting from CDs. You will have to create a boot floppy to use Knoppix in that case.
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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.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 05:09 PM   #3
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if it's a pentium 2 board, i'd bet there's an option to boot from cd. look for something like

boot sequence

or

boot devive

or maybe

boot options

good luck.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 05:32 PM   #4
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I thought it was the delete button to get into the bios, correct me if im wrong.
Bobby.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 05:56 PM   #5
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Originally posted by tycapel7
I thought it was the delete button to get into the bios, correct me if im wrong.
Bobby.
different bios require different keystrokes. have a look at this

http://www.wincleaner.com/pc/uti/wln...puter%20system
 
  


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