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Old 11-26-2008, 02:27 AM   #1
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How do I burn an image to a CD so I can install knoppix?


I downloaded knoppix, the one that you can run off a cd, but I cannot get K3B to work.
What other ways can I get the image onto a CD?
Is there some kind of command line to copy to CD?

Thanks.
 
Old 11-26-2008, 02:31 AM   #2
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What kind of distro are you using? You can use your package manager to install k3b. Or else if you prefer command line, you can use cdrecord tool for that. You can man for cdrecord for complete details.
 
Old 11-26-2008, 02:31 AM   #3
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When you say you can't get K3B to work what exactly do you mean? It won't start or you just can't burn the .iso image? Which brings me to the second question (and apologies if this insults your intelligence) but you are trying to burn as an iso aren't you?
 
Old 11-26-2008, 02:48 AM   #4
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Ive got K3B installed already, Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. I place a disk in the cd tray but the start button in K3B remains greyed out so I cannot start the burning process. I have tried cd-r and dvd+r disks with the same result.

I downloaded the .iso file so all I should need to do is copy it to a cd right? or is there something else I need?

?

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Old 11-26-2008, 05:45 AM   #5
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It's not just a case of copying to the CD, no.

You need to select Tools | Burn CD Image. Select the .iso image to burn from the browse function. It will then verify the image and you can select Start as long as there is a suitable medium in the drive.
 
Old 11-26-2008, 07:24 AM   #6
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Here is a good tutorial on how to use K3b

http://www.iceteks.com/articles.php/burniso/3

If your start button is grayed out that means it hasn't detected the media in the CD/DVD drive.
Reinsert the media and wait for start button or try different media.
 
Old 11-26-2008, 07:29 AM   #7
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I use my own custom script to burn CDs and stuff, if you want you can get it here:
http://draconishinobi.50webs.com/slackware/scripts.html
in the possibly useful scripts pack. It's called burnit, to burn you just do 'burnit file.iso /dev/cdwriter', it also burns directories instead of isos. I've tested it for quite a while so it should be "stable".
 
Old 11-26-2008, 07:34 PM   #8
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This is my fstab:

/dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,users,rw 0 0
/dev/cdwriter /mnt/cdrecorder auto noauto,users,rw 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/exthd auto noauto,users,rw 0 0
/dev/sda2 /mnt/flash auto noauto,users,rw 0 0
/dev/sda3 /mnt/camera auto noauto,users,rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

The drive is a DVD/RW drive. I have tried different cd-rw disks and dvd writables and k3B does not recognize any disk I insert.

How do I get K3B to see the drive and disk in the drive?

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Old 11-26-2008, 10:45 PM   #9
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Well, I got K3B to work but, I am an idiot.

I have a DVD writer, not a CDwriter, the other computer I want to install

on does not have a DVD reader, so this whole operation was for nothing as

now I have to buy A DVD reader for the other computer to install Knoppix or

whatever other image I have copied to a DVD disk.

Oh well.......
 
Old 11-26-2008, 11:06 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by M$ISBS View Post
Well, I got K3B to work but, I am an idiot.

I have a DVD writer, not a CDwriter, the other computer I want to install

on does not have a DVD reader, so this whole operation was for nothing as

now I have to buy A DVD reader for the other computer to install Knoppix or

whatever other image I have copied to a DVD disk.

Oh well.......
Wait, don't all DVD-R drives also write CDs?
 
Old 11-26-2008, 11:09 PM   #11
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Wait, don't all DVD-R drives also write CDs?
Not sure, but I wrote the image to a DVD and the other computer only has a CDROM drive.
K3B recognized the DVD disk in the DVD writer, when I tried the CD-R disks, multiple times, K3B could not see the disks to write to.
Theres options in K3B to use A CD or DVD and I did try them both.

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Old 11-26-2008, 11:33 PM   #12
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Installing Knoppix to your hard drive is a bad bad idea. Knoppix is intended to be run as a live cd, and while it's easy enough to install, it hardly ever works right, and your first effort at upgrading anything will probably end in the destruction of your system.

You can go to their website, and get basically the same advice.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 05:03 AM   #13
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I have never come across a DVD writer that would not do CDs. Knoppix is available as CD or DVD, so if you get the CD imagine I really would think you can burn the CD iso and stick it in the CDROM only machine.

What you are trying to do sounds perfectly feasible as long as:

1. You have the Knoppix CD .iso.
2. You burn as iso, and don't just copy to the medium.
3. Boot the CD in the second machine.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 05:13 AM   #14
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Knoppix is debian on a live CD.
Just install debian instead and you have knoppix on your hard drive.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 09:57 AM   #15
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Knoppix is debian on a live CD.
Just install debian instead and you have knoppix on your hard drive.
No. Then you'll have Debian on your drive. Saying Knoppix is the same as Debian, is like saying Ubuntu is the same as Debian. If you've ever seen the tangled mess that is a Knoppix sources.list, you'd know it's not Debian.
 
  


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