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Old 03-20-2004, 06:39 AM   #1
jago25_98
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Question Burn to cdrw using livecd / knoppix?


Is it possible to:

1) boot from cdrom,
2) eject the cdrom,

3) burn data off to cdrw?

That would be really useful, no?
 
Old 03-20-2004, 07:13 AM   #2
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at least what I've learned, it isn't possible with Knoppix unless you copy (at least something of) it to your HD, in other words, install it to your HD. I tried to burn a few files to cd and after the burn process (I didn't use source cd) it ejected _both_ of the cd-rom drives of the machine and caused Knoppix to jam up...after that I needed a reboot.

altough, if you wish to burn from cd to cd, just do (I assume you have free HD space on some, say windows, drive enough for a cd iso to be created) this:

1) put in your _cd-recorder_ the source disk you wish to read. choose your HD (like some windows partition or whatever that has enough free space) as the directory where the isos/temp-files are created
2) burn the disk as a iso-image to the HD directory
3) eject the _cd-writer_ (DO NOT EJECT READER, WHERE KNOPPIX IS)
4) put in an empty cd-r(w) disk
5) CHECK THAT YOUR WRITER APP DOES _NOT_ EJECT CD AFTER WRITE so that it won't accidentally eject KNOPPIX cd too, if it happens to do such funny things
6) burn the iso-image from the HD to your cd-r(w) and after it, remove the iso-image
7) you're done and didn't need to eject your drive that had knoppix-disk inside

this is a true problem with knoppix, that one can't eject the cd.... :/ good I don't use it myself. I gave it to my lil'bro because he likes linux too, but can't install it to our other pc (it's not his).
 
Old 03-20-2004, 08:30 AM   #3
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to clarify a bit ->

I meant have the OS in memory and burn off data from HD to CD.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 09:28 AM   #4
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oh..well, it works if you have a cdrom in which you have knoppix (where you run it from) and anotherone, burner, in which you can burn...

if you only have the cd-rw-drive, and have knoppix in it, I guess you're out of luck
 
Old 03-20-2004, 11:59 AM   #5
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Sorry to ask this question here... i had to know how to write to hard disk when i boot from knoppix.. getting the root passwd will do i suppose... any ideas .. please sugest....
 
Old 03-21-2004, 09:39 AM   #6
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hiteshmaisheri, it's quite easy. you just need to mount the HD in to your knoppix file system when it's running and that should do. so, if you want to mount the first partition of the first (master) harddisk (this might need root rights), do this (don't write the $ or # sign of course, they just indicate command prompt):

$ su
<password>
# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1

if /mnt/hda1 exists. otherwise you get errors. if it doesn't, just check out what (preferrably empty) directory you can use, or if you have to create one. the second partition in the first harddisk is called /dev/hda2 and so on...and if you have, the second harddisk is (I think) called /dev/hdb1 etc. after you've mounted it, the HD can be found in the directory you mounted it into, like /mnt/hda1.

EDIT: oh yeah, there might be a small thing that if you mount the disk as a root, normal users might not be able to use it....but I just remembered a fancy thing: if you use KDE with your knoppix, you should be able to mount the HD so that also normal users can use it, like this:

as a normal user, see if your KDE's desktop has an icon for your HD (called something like hda1 or /mnt/hda1 or harddisk1 or something), ciick it with your 2nd mouse button and select "Mount" (was it called so? I think). that should mount it into /mnt/hda1 so that it's ready for use try out, at least it worked on our other PC last week I tried.

Last edited by b0uncer; 03-21-2004 at 09:43 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 01:31 AM   #7
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will chek it...thanks for the information...
 
  


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