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Old 12-25-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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Question installing Knoppix DVD

I purchased a Knoppix 6.2 DVD. when I put it in cd/dvd rom all I get is the logo and a description of Knoppix.There where no instructions with the disk. what do I do next? Do I need to change something in Bios?

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Old 12-25-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ BarbaraR!
and Merry Christmas

Please answer a few questions first?

Please tell us what kind of computer you wanna install it on
do you have windows,etc also on the pc?

there should be some docs inside the dvd image
so do you have windows?
Old 12-25-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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This might be a silly question but do you have windows running when you insert the DVD in the drive. This sounds like what you get when windows autoruns DVD (When I was trying a few live Cd's out a couple of them came up with a menu with access, to it's documents but I cant remember which ones - sorry)

If this is the case then you'll need to restart the PC after inserting the DVD. If it still boots into windows then you'll need to change BIOS settings to boot from DVD drive 1st.
Old 12-28-2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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Knoppix DVD

hi barb,

first of all, heed the advice above and post some more info on your system and situation, and there's probably a README or a text file on the DVD. if you just try to read the disk from windows, you get the logo screen. either you have a "live" disk which will boot when you set up the BIOS to boot from the DVD or there will be an "install" file on the DVD. might help if you post where you got the DVD. live disks will show up in windows explorer as being an ISO file, an executable binary image file.

second, be advised that i'm a newbie also and you don't want to do anything that will "brick" your system, but it sounds like you need to access the BIOS menu and set it up to boot from the CD - DVD ROM when you first start your system. i got the same thing when looking at the Knoppix disk without setting it up to boot. there will be instructions on how to get into the BIOS menu on your boot screen. the live distros won't harm your system except for small things like resetting the clock.

welcome to LQ and linux, and when you get your system up look up II Luke 8 - 14.


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