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Old 10-14-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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Knoppix live cd message Unable to find files

Booting Knoppix 5.1.1 live cd., gives message "Can't find Knoppix filesystems config, sorry." "Dropping you to a very limited shell."
Which takes me to a Knoppix prompt "Knoppix # _ "
What am I supposed to enter?
How can I make live Knoppix work?
Old 10-14-2007, 06:33 PM   #2
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When used as a liveCD, you may save any and all preferences you set on applications you use by writing them to a file on floppy/cd/harddrive. The file must be in place the next time you boot the liveCD in order to be able to use them.

Apparently, Knoppix is looking for such a file, and, not finding it, is telling you so, and waiting for a response from you.

If you have access to the web, google up a copy of the Knoppix cheatsheet, which will tell you what you may enter at the boot prompt to get the liveCD to boot to a running session of Knoppix.

My prefered Knoppix boot prompt may be of help to you. Just type this in at the prompt:
knoppix lang=us keyboard=us xkeyboard=us wheelmouse desktop=kde screen=1280x1084 dma splash

Of course, if your language and keyboard are not US English, or your prefered desktop is not KDE, make the appropriate substitution.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 10-14-2007 at 06:36 PM.
Old 10-15-2007, 07:52 AM   #3
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Have you used this liveCD before successfully?
Old 10-15-2007, 08:18 AM   #4
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CD Corrupted

I got this exact message when I downloaded the iso image, burned a CD from it, but had not used a product like bittorrent.


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