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Old 11-04-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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Angry knoppix 3.7

don,t know if i,m even in the right place but here goes. i have installed 3.7 on hard drive. i have no other O/S. if i download anything, make changes to appearance, or config all is lost on startup. i use knoppix fromhd/dev/hda1 at startup. am having to use cdrom to boot from which is a pain as after i cannot access,s as setup is read only. am a complete idiot and have no ideas on how make this work like my old 98 did. don,t want to go back to windows under any circumstances.
Old 11-04-2005, 05:38 PM   #2
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This is not an answer, more a suggestion, but if you really want to keep using Linux you really should install a 'real' distro, such as Ubuntu (they say it's easy) or the real thing, Debian itself.

Knoppix is not intended to be used other than as a read-only system Live cd. It's still usefull as a system rescue disk, so do keep it.
Old 11-05-2005, 04:41 PM   #3
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I disagree. I am running a hard drive install of Knoppix 3.7 and love it. It is fast, friendly, and easy to install software to. How did you install it? I booted the live cd, used the konsole command line window and typed "sudo knoppix-installer" and it went from there. I haven't been successful with any other install method.
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Old 11-06-2005, 04:40 PM   #5
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Originally posted by brainiac
I haven't been successful with any other install method.
You haven't? Try Libranet, Debian-pure, Ubuntu, or Mepis. All have a debian base and good installers.

Debian-pure is a simple install of sarge, but it will write grub to the mbr without asking.
Old 11-06-2005, 10:15 PM   #6
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To clarify, I meant unsuccessful with copying to hard drive and running from there etc. I am running Debian Sarge on one of my other machines at the moment and there isn't a lot of difference between it and the hard drive install of Knoppix. They both are great OS's. I like Deb systems better than any other that I have had so far. FC3 & 4, Slackware, Mandrake, Suse, all good, I just like Deb based better. They seem to be a lot faster and more stable with the newbie friendly frills also available. Personal opinion.


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