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Old 07-09-2002, 01:51 AM   #1
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Question knopix on harddrive??

ok im a newbie big time and i have knoppix and i whant to put it on my harddrive and i have no clue how and if it can be dun
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knoppix is designed to run from CD, if you want to run Linux from your hard drive I suggest picking a distro designed to install to a hard disk.
Old 07-09-2002, 04:21 AM   #3
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well i have freebsd 5.0 on cd but i have no luck with it the xwindows part and i have knoppix and i dont whant to buy/download something else.

can some on explan this so i can do it
there is a part form the faq

Q: Can one also install the distribution from the CD onto a hard drive?

A: In principal, yes (after all, the "master" system also runs on a hard
drive before it is burned to CD). However there is currently no
installation GUI for this, so installation to a hard drive should probably
only be attempted by more knowledgeable Linux users. Assuming the KNOPPIX
system has already booted, installation approximately follows this
1.) initialize a free partition with the ext2 file system and mount it on
/mnt/knoppix, for example.
2.) cp -a /KNOPPIX/* /mnt/knoppix/
3.) set up /mnt/knoppix/etc/fstab and /mnt/knoppix/etc/lilo.conf for the
new system (Caution: symlinks in /boot initially point to the Ram
disk!), run lilo.
4.) mkdir /mnt/knoppix/home/knoppix && \
chown knoppix.knoppix /mnt/knoppix/home/knoppix
5.) Reboot, try the system out, fix any broken settings.
(No guarantees.)


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