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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.
knoppix home=/dev/sda1/knoppix.img or
consistently froze the computer while in the booting process, as does the
knoppix home=/dev/sda1 or knoppix home=scan
which manages to make it through booting to the blue "initiating system countdown" screen before locking up the system.
All other similar variations of this command seem to be quite effective at locking up as well.
It seems to me that if this device can't survive the bootup process, it sort of defeats the purpose of trying to use it in a live cd format. Assuming that the boot options work, wouldn't it be necessary to type them in manually for every system startup, since the device is not even recognized until after hardware configuration? I'm stumped!
As you probably know, I'm pretty new to linux....So I would quickly absorb any suggestions you can throw at me.
-what does the /knoppix.img do when adding it to the command?-
-what is a loopback file?