Using knoppix boot options to activate jump-drive
I've just formated my Lexar 256MB jump drive to create a 'persistent home directory' for my new toy, Knoppix 3.3. The instructions that accompanied this process gave boot options which, presumably, load the drive data from the jump drive at boot-up. Since Knoppix does not like it when booting up with the jump drive inserted (its unusable....and unplugging the drive does not help), I plug it in AFTER bootup. The desktop recognizes it after about 5 seconds.
How do I implement these boot commands??:
knoppix home=scan OR knoppix home=/dev/sda1
They are not placed in the list of boot commands automatically, and typing them in as superuser at the command prompt is ineffective as well. Also, the booting screen leaves no time to insert commands before the desktop is loaded.
I'm pretty new to linux....but remain intrigued!! I don't know if my problem is procedural, syntax, ignorance,or a combination.
Please, someone, educate me!
Thanks for all helpful responses in advance!!