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Old 03-07-2005, 05:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy Boot problem: Knoppix 3.7

I can’t seem to boot Knoppix at all unless I use the "failsafe" command.

Any other of the main options seems to bring up a black screen, this screen will remain this way, the system I believe hangs at this point, there is no activity from the CD-ROM at all.
Am I doing something wrong?
I downloaded it via Bittorrent from the official source and wrote the disc as “TAO” method, although I didn’t close the last session of the disc (finialize it) – could this be the problem?

Old 03-07-2005, 05:09 PM   #2
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why not try reburning it to find out? What cost a CD after all?

Unless you have some very unual hardware, you should get somewhere.........

It works okay on my machine. TOA means track at once by the way....
Old 03-08-2005, 10:01 AM   #3
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Tried that no luck, but i think its my PC.

Both discs work fine in my friends Dell Laptop.

I have no clue why its not working in my PC

Should i try updating my system BIOS?

My motherboard is a VIA KT400 (ASUS) - Are there any known issues with this chipset?
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Have you tried one of the Knoppix based distros like Kanotix or just some other LiveCD like SImplyMepis? To see if its Knoppix, or your comp...

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Old 03-08-2005, 01:02 PM   #5
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Got it working:

I took your advice and tried those other systems, none of them booted correctly.

So i came to the conclusion that it was the PC, i updated the BIOS using ASUS liveupdate and bingo, it booted first time.

Thanks all.


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