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Old 08-07-2005, 12:04 AM   #1
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Knoppix 4.0: How to Install on Hard Dive


I purchased this after trying Knoppix with Marcel Cagne's book, Moving to Linux.

Anyway.how does one install it? Many things change around me, but I do
want this on my hard drive. Partitions are ready.

I just trashed Simply MEPIS because it wasn't as robust as I'd like
without adding packages and/or apps. Knoppix has everything I need
right off the DVD.

Thanks for the support,

Salman
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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Have you tried opening a terminal and, as su, typing knoppix-installer?
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:35 AM   #3
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There are a lot of resources on the Internet, for Installing Knoppix on the Hard drive.
Always search on Google first, and then post a message here.
I searched Google for "how to install knoppix to hard drive".

I found some useful articles for "Installing Knoppix on a Hard Drive".

Hd Install HowTo

How to Install Knoppix on a Hard Drive

Installing Knoppix to a hard disk


Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:47 AM   #4
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These last two links are outdated.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:59 AM   #5
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Sorry, but I haven't ever bothered to install Debian to the hard drive.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 01:24 AM   #6
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Red face thanks very much

I tried to search this forum first, maybe I used some wrong keywords. But I think I'll be more anle to
do this tomorrow (I need sleep).

Per the information from Google, I should be up and running afte I'm refreshed.

Thanks again all, have a great day,

salmanal
 
Old 08-07-2005, 06:16 PM   #7
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the (from a shell) sudo knoppix-installer worked fine for me with 3.9. I recomend the Oriely knoppix hacks book as well, it gives much usefull info on what you desire as well as a way to upgrade the system to debian unstable. If you use any FAT partitions for email shareing between windows and linux be sure to remove the no from auto in the fstab. and add the line,

/dev/uba1 /mnt/usb auto noatime,rw,users,exec,uid=1000,gid=100 0 0

to the fstab for propper usb flash drive support;. after creating the folder /mnt/usb, and enabeling the device icons on the desktop for unmounted , and mounted removable storage devices.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 10:03 PM   #8
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Knoppix 4.0

Thanks Randrake,

I've seen this book, but wasn't ready to buy it until now...

Yes, I used to run SuSE as my regular OS until I lost the Grub CD and purchased a new
hard drive whit overwrote the MBR. I ran Simply MEPIS until I tried Knoppix 3.6 on a
Live CD; now, here I am on Knoppix 4.0 and loving it so far.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 06:36 PM   #9
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You may want to give kanotix a shot ....its not a mixed system but a true sid system which one can easily downgrade to make it a testing only system.
/usr/local/bin on Kanotix has quite a bit of scripts to help simplify some tasks.Tasks like installing ati or nividia drivers in just 3 short commands.
Theres even an update-scripts-kanotix.sh that keeps all the scripts you have updated.
The best reason for Kanotix is it just plain works......from the door.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 01:34 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by ironwalker
You may want to give kanotix a shot ....its not a mixed system but a true sid system which one can easily downgrade to make it a testing only system.
/usr/local/bin on Kanotix has quite a bit of scripts to help simplify some tasks.Tasks like installing ati or nividia drivers in just 3 short commands.
Theres even an update-scripts-kanotix.sh that keeps all the scripts you have updated.
The best reason for Kanotix is it just plain works......from the door.
Thanks for the tip, I just may google it and give it a try, there is also gnomopix for those who like knoppix but prefere gnome over kde.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 08:03 PM   #11
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Uprading Knoppix

Further to the discussion re installing Knoppix 4.0, is it possible to simply upgrade from version 3.9, which I have already installed, or is it necessary, and a good idea anyway to do a re-install?
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:37 PM   #12
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I have it but do not see much difference other than it is a dvd and has a gig more software, but if you change your debian apt sources to debian unstable and run apt-get dist-upgrade you are going to get the latest any way.

Last edited by randrake; 09-11-2005 at 09:39 PM.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:44 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by randrake
I have it but do not see much difference other than it is a dvd and has a gig more software, but if you change your debian apt sources to debian unstable and run apt-get dist-upgrade you are going to get the latest any way.
Don't forget to run apt-get update after changing the sources.list and before running apt-get dist-upgrade.
 
Old 09-12-2005, 10:57 PM   #14
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Loved Knoppix, but....

I guess I'm a distro HO, trying every distro I see.

Tried MEPIS - Raggedy.

Suse - only 50/60 Webcan support. (mine not included)

Knoppix - I loved, but couldn't find out whether or not it supported cams.
Now have info to help install on HD.

Xandros - bad reviews.

Mandrake/Mandriva - Okay, but Web support is very iffy.

Debian - Very complex/advanced and good.

Linspire - Raggedy.

DSL - Good, if you don't need a lot of useful apps.

Ububuntu - Preview installed yesterday, will do full install TMW.
You see, it is a "Debian child," I liked it well enough to install as
my regular distro. I also supports my Webcam.

I need more than 1 browser and at least 2 email clients, I have Linux
downloads of several.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 12:40 AM   #15
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Why do you need 2 Email clients? Just curious .
 
  


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