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Old 09-13-2007, 04:44 PM   #1
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Install Knoppix

I need help installing knoppix, if this is not the correct place to post this, then help me learn where, but I have the live cd in my opticle drive, and am running knoppix this very moment (I have Windows XP Home Edition on my drive C), I need to know how to install knoppix. I download the file labled KNOPPIX_V5.1.1CD-2007-01-04-EN.iso (near the bottom) and burned it to a blank cd (with the XP part). I have a SiS 730 Graphics card and have tried open suse, but that didn't work. Also if my printer won't work in the live cd, will it work after installation? What version of linux would be best for a cp nativly running Windows 98?
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Hi acovirg, Welcome to lq. Knoppix has a hard drive install script. You may want to read here first before trying it though so you don't wreck your windows install.

Check both of those out before install, one of the links actually has a flash video of the process.

As for the printer, it may or may not work, you can check for support here.

As to your last question, I'm not quite sure I understand. The two operating systems should function independently of each other. Linux shouldn't care what's on the other side. It would be a matter of figuring out which distro supports your hardware best and meets your needs as they can vary greatly. Hope this helps.
Good luck. ;-)
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You will have to get drivers for your printer in order it to work, and KNOPPIX is not really made to be an installed distro
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Category:Hard drive Installation - Knoppix Documentation Wiki
The main strength of Knoppix is its ability to be run from memory as a Live Linux CD. The advantage to this is that you can take the CD with you. However, some users have worked out how to install Knoppix on a hard drive . If you have an old small hard drive, a large hard drive, or any other drive than a CD Rom drive that Knoppix was originally intended for, then you may want to look at some of these Hard drive Installation pages. Be cautioned, however, that because Knoppix is designed for use from a Live CD, some choices have been made that are good when running from a live CD, but do cause problems when attempting to install Knoppix to hard disk, particularly when updating and installing new software. There are many and frequent reports of things that worked fine from the CD but stopped working after a "hard disk install".

If all you want to do is free up your CD drive, save data, make configuration and customizations, install new software packages, and have all these changes available from session to session, consider these Live CD Tips before resorting to a hard disk install.

Knoppix is based on Debian, a Linux distribution that is intended for hard drive installation. When Knoppix was first released a Linux install did require a fair amount of technical knowledge; but the Debian install process has matured a lot since then. It's still not perfect, but neither is the Knoppix install. If you want a Linux system installed to your hard disk, as well as the programs that are included on Knoppix and many many others, all free, you should at least consider Debian and try installing a current version of it rather than only installing Knoppix and not having a chance to compare Knoppix to pure Debian.


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