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Old 06-17-2005, 12:13 AM   #1
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Knoppix 3.6 Not Booting Up

I have just downloaded Knoppix 3.6 from I burned it to a CD and poped it into the CD-Drive (Duh...). I restarted my computer, entered the bios and set it up so the CD-Drive stats first (Duh...). Then I restarted once more. When the Knoppix main menu poped up I hit enter (which I think I amd suppost to do to start it) and is started loading. Then a back screen starts up and I waited for 15 minutes and it still would not start up.

Does anyone know what the problem is?
Old 06-17-2005, 10:05 AM   #2
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1 run the md5sum against your downloaded iso and compare to the site's copy to ensure you have a complete iso.

2 black screen on a correct knoppix means you have attempted to load the X server or X windows or graphics to a card that is not yet known at that default setting.

3 boot your normal system and printout the knoppix cheat codes or download them then on reboot try a basic screen like 800 x 600 without framebuffer and see if you can get a screen.....if you can then play around until you get a readable text showing on boot need to wait for full boot up as its loading into ram so keep on hitting that warm reset button and try another resolution etc
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