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Old 07-27-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
deathzbloomz
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Knoppix decompression issue


Have read a number of posts allready of similar issues but none seem to fully answer what my problem is. recently downloaded knoppix live CD 5.1 the CD itself works cause it does at least start the boot process. the problem lies in that it has decompression issues. actualy doesn't decompress at all cause of all the errors. am useing a Dell D830 that use to have windows XP on it. used thewindows disc to completely erase that partition. here in lies my second problem on the version of a disc i do have that works it doesn't see the hard drive in the laptop. me and a fellow umm coworker have worked on it and this has caused a few high temperatures and not just from the lovely heat in the mojave desert.in a couple of days when i actualy get home i'm wanting to try installing on my desktop where i can actualy use partition magic to pre set up a linux partition on one of the harddrives. dunno if the CD will still be a problem but wanting to get a heads up before i even try as to not make the same mistakes and keep kicking myself. thanks.


20080727 1653: forgot to mention that i used Alcohol soft 120% to burn CD image on the CD i made, and the other CD was just a CD i found that could boot knoppix. was from a Maxtor external harddrive.

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Old 07-28-2008, 02:59 AM   #2
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Ok, what I've been able to extract from all that is that you're trying to use a live CD, right? If so, we don't care about what's on the hard
drive as long as the CD/DVD and the rest of the hardware works.

Now bear in mind that laptops are not normal computers and have lots of weird hardware on them: this is well-known and I got a first-hand lesson that that's still true today when I had quite the fight trying to install onto my new Acer Aspire laptop--it won't boot FreeBSD at all, for instance, and even Ubuntu has issues.

I don't know what Alcohol-soft is--a burning program I'm guessing--but it sounds like, if it won't de-compress even, that you have a bad burn or a bad download (source image). Try running it on a different machine (preferably a desktop). If it works there, suspect the CD/DVD drive in the laptop first and go from there.

Good Luck!

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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ok tried on desktop now and was unsucessful so wasn't any hardware on the laptop at fault. Going to try burning a new CD.
 
Old 08-03-2008, 02:19 AM   #4
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I have heard that, even though they claim it, CD's and DVD's may not burn properly at the highest speeds. However, when I tried it, that didn't apply to my setup. What DOES apply, however, is another warning I've heard: you get what you pay for in media quality, whether the media is floppy or optical disk, or even USB sticks! Your Mileage *WILL* Vary here! Or, as they say, Buyer Beware. In any case, the point is that I've been personally bitten by bad media, especially lousy floppies first, and these days, lousy CD's and DVD's, so be careful and *ALWAYS* check your burn after you're done!

Oh, and BTW, on those lousy CD's and DVD's (or even some good DVD's) compatibility between drives is NOT assured, meaning that even if your burn checks out against the md5sum or a direct comparison on the source machine, it may not read properly on the target machine.

Welcome to cheap hardware.

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