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kurt9090 04-30-2004 02:34 PM

having trouble installing Knoppix
I am a complete :newbie: to linux. I downloaded Knoppix 3 different times and burnt it with easy cd creator. On the first 2 cds i burnt it sayd Kernal Not Found. On the last burn attempt, it didn't even boot into the menu screen. Can anyone help? Am I using the wrong burning prog?



zeroability 04-30-2004 02:42 PM

did you check the filesize and md5sum?

Where are you getting your iso's?

kurt9090 04-30-2004 02:46 PM

i dont know how to do that. the file size is 716,702kb. I downloaded it from Would you like me to download it from somewere else????

zeroability 04-30-2004 02:54 PM

According to the ftp site that should be correct. Is Roxio not writing the disc completely? Sounds like an overburn issue. Make sure your disks are writing properly.

kurt9090 04-30-2004 03:37 PM

It says it finished completely, and I dont know about overburning with Roxio. I recently bought a new burner for one of my computers, and it came with a Nero software cd. Should I install nero on my computer and try burning it under nero.

zeroability 04-30-2004 03:51 PM

You will want to use the software that came with burner you are using. I assume you are using the Knoppix disk on a non-partial system with a cdrom that isn't being used for much other than a doorstop. Make sure that the cdrom is reading the disk correctly or is new enough to read cdr's. Also Knoppix is meant to be run off of a cdrom only. Just in case you weren't aware. I hope I am helping :(.

kurt9090 04-30-2004 05:00 PM

Accually, my burner came with software that only works with windows 98. I just bought easy cd creator so that my burner would work in winxp. What do you mean by a non-partial system? :scratch: My cd-rom was fine running a mandrake burn. Yes I know that it runs off the cd-rom. Right now I dont care about testing it and I would be fine installing it from the get-go. Is there anyway that I could install it from my harddrive or somewhere else? Thanks

Genesee 04-30-2004 05:46 PM

here are some instructions for burning with Nero - don't know if they apply with other m$ programs... :

here for checking md5sum:

did you try another version of Knoppix (ie, 3.1 vs. 3.2, etc.) or from another mirror in the listing?

kurt9090 05-01-2004 11:37 AM

My friend told my that I should try to type in failsafe when I boot. It boots fine, except i cant get internet or sound. Can anyone help?

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