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Old 05-05-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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No suitable XServer in Knoppix for me


I just upgraded my pc to 512 mb of ram and I tried installing knoppix coz my cmos battery was reset naturally resetting the mbr and getting lilo off the road..

So I wanted to install knoppix and I ran the boot cd after changing to cdrom as primary boot device.

It says no suitable XServer found for some_more_text... I dont remember.

Help me guys ... I dont know why this happens.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 07:25 AM   #2
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Excuse me, but this doesn't make sense.
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my cmos battery was reset naturally resetting the mbr
cmos battery has nothing to do with mbr.
If you lost lilo or mbr was overwritten somehow, you have some other problem. If this is an older computer maybe only the harddrive-definition in BIOS setup is lost.
Try accessing setup, choose harddisk auto-detection (or just add your disk manually if you can).
Then you should get your lilo-menu.

The X-server in Knoppix... well, I believe you can't do anything about that as Knoppix is a live-CD. Correct me someone if I'm wrong?
 
Old 05-06-2005, 07:44 AM   #3
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after it fails, it should bring you to a prompt ?
At the prompt, type startx
This time it will ask you whether you want fbdev or the other ... they tell you which one is standard, and which one works for other older hardware. Try the alternative xserver. If that doesnt work. Try Damn Small Linux! It's based off of knoppix but is a little sparse. Actually you could go so far as to say its spartan.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 01:48 PM   #4
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Ok , I will try Damn Small Linux ...anehow i got a konsole and i typed startx as usual and a series of errors came up.. I cud not remember around 20-45 lines I think.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 05:58 AM   #5
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New developments are that it says cloop error and one of my frends said its a error in cd and cd is nuked...but i doubt it coz i burned its iso on a new cdrw disc ...
 
Old 05-09-2005, 10:24 PM   #6
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latest developmenz again ... is
Code:
"Kernel Panic : VFS : Cant mount root in 48:05"
Please help me out guyzzz,
 
Old 05-11-2005, 02:26 AM   #7
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Strange... are you running from harddisk now? That message is caused because the root filesystem is invalid - if running from harddisk check your bootloader. What entry do you have for / ? But if you're running a live-CD I don't have a clue.
Is your harddrive faulty?
Can you get anywhere with any distro - to a prompt, I mean?
If so, try
# fdisk -l
and see what partitions you have and if there are any errors.
Then try to mount these partitions one by one.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 07:50 AM   #8
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Im mounting from live-cd ...and i get this error...My hdd is new , perfectly formatted .. I too don't have a clue as to why this happens

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