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Old 02-14-2007, 10:07 AM   #1
Robert Diggs
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A few more Knoppix 5.1.1 questions...

Hey Gang,

Is it possible to get the Live CD installed on to your hard drive? If so, is there a site with instructions I could follow? I've searched, but I've only found instructions on installed to a USB drive. How possible would it be to reduce the MB requirements in RAM for the Live CD? It's a great distro, but a little too heavy. I believe I read something about remastering but I'm a complete virgin when it comes to doing that.

Second question is changing the FSTAB file. I attmepted to do this to be able to write to my Windows NTFS partition and my FAT32 thumb drive. I changed it to have read and write permissions (rw is how it read in the file) and then I saved it and two seconds later I lost my video signal and had to reboot (I'm pretty sure this happened because it had nowhere to save as it is a Live CD). So, my question is, how do I alter the fstab file without screwing up everything? I've heard a umask=000 option having some effect on writing to partitions, and this exists in my FSTAB file. Any help is much appreciated.



p.s. I would've posted my fstab file, but it's on my home computer and I only have internet access at work. So, I can provide this to you, it'll just take a little longer. It says something to the affect of my NTFS partition and thumb drive being "added by Knoppix". It doesn't read the same way as it normally would.

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Old 02-14-2007, 07:05 PM   #2
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It is possible to install to hd but read this , also links to various faqs which should address most of your queries including the ntfs write problem.
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Knoppix includes an installer script. There is an Knoppix icon at the left end of the system tray which includes the option to install Knoppix. You should be able to find instructions at the Knoppix website. There may also be instructions on the cd.


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