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Old 04-23-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
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Question How do I add boot options in Knoppix 3.3


I've just formated my Lexar 256MB jump drive to create a persistent home directory for my new toy,Knoppix 3.3. The instructions that accompanied this process gave boot options which, presumably, load the drive data at boot-up. Knoppix does not like it when booting up with the jump drive; in fact, its unusable....and unplugging the drive does not help. However, the jump drive is accepted and placed on the desktop AFTER bootup.
How do I implement these boot commands:

(knoppix home=scan OR knoppix home=/dev/sda1)??

They are not placed in the list of boot commands automatically, and typing as root at the command prompt is ineffective as well. Also, the booting screen leaves no time to insert another command before the desktop is loaded.

I'm pretty new to linux....but remain intrigued!! I don't know if my problem is procedural, syntax, ignorance,or a combination.

Thanks for all helpful responses in advance!!
Old 04-25-2004, 10:53 PM   #2
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Maybe you should try editing the /etc/fstab file that's the file that tells the operating system what partition is for what purpose
/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda8 /files ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda9 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda7 /usr/local ext3 defaults 1 2

here you have an example of my partitions, as you can see I have different partitions for /home and /usr/local I hope this helps, maybe I got the question wrong


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