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Old 10-02-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
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Knoppix boot up halts


Hello,

I have downloaded Knoppix and burnt it on a DVD. Whenever I try to boot it up I can't get past the first options screen: the kernel appears to load up but then all I get is blackness.

Could the issue be related with my burning the image onto a DVD (the only burnable disc I had at the time) ?

Thanks,

- 0v3rload
 
Old 10-02-2005, 03:26 PM   #2
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for ov3rload:
My first thought is that this sounds like a video driver problem. Try booting up in text mode. I assume you can pass the parameter at the bottom, left corner of the screen. (useing cheat codes).
I have two machines that use the Intel on board video. Your sysptom same as mine. However, the newer Knoppix is supposed to support the Intel video chip set.
If you can boot in text mode then it's the video as a problem. To shut down in text mode issue:
sync
sync
haltsys now

Let us know what happened

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Old 10-03-2005, 07:43 AM   #3
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Hi there!

Unfortunately I got mad at the DVD and threw it out, so cannot try it now... However I still have Knoppix LiveCD on my FlashDrive so as soon as I buy a pack of CDRs I'll test it!

One additional note though: I own an Acer 1694WMLi laptop w/ ATI Mobility X700 128Mb; 2GHz Intel CPU; 1GB RAM.

Do you still think it was a GPU issue?

Thanks for the reply!

-- 0v3load
 
Old 10-03-2005, 07:57 AM   #4
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Well, before dumping the DVD you could have checked the last messages you got and try out different cheatcodes (knoppix boot options) at boot prompt.

Anyway i wish you better luck with your next try.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 12:07 PM   #5
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So now what?

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Well, before dumping the DVD you could have checked the last messages you got and try out different cheatcodes (knoppix boot options) at boot prompt.
Well, as it happens, I did try different boot options at boot prompt... and it was precisely the lack of output (messages) from Knoppix that made me destroy the darn disc in frustration.

Anyway, as I understand it burning Knoppix on to the DVD was NOT the problem, right? Which means Knoppix is -- or inversely, my system is -- the problem.

Any suggestions anyone?
 
Old 10-03-2005, 03:08 PM   #6
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Go back and try a text install no X-window. If it runs in text then it's a video problem - meaning Hware driver, X-win config, etc.
You don't have to use Knoppix. I've bought several systems and received good service from: Discount Linux CDs
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If you do buy some, be sure to add a couple of bucks as a donation to the FSF as part of your purchase. If you look closely a lot of the discount houses will also send your donation to FSF.

Let us know what happens.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 04:56 PM   #7
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Which Version?

I only ask because I am having a terrible time with 4.0.2.

I have looked for info but can't find any reviews or info for this very new version yet.

 
Old 10-13-2005, 07:05 AM   #8
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I'm using version v4.0.2 as well.

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(...) only ask because I am having a terrible time (...)
What sort of troubles by the way?
 
Old 10-13-2005, 10:23 AM   #9
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input/output errors on README files and docs

I started a new thread for my problem at

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=372627


briefly stated: When I tried to do the HD install, lots of README and doc and text files seemed to be missing - they make the installation take over 16 hrs.
 
  


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