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Old 04-16-2004, 07:59 PM   #1
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PRoblems booting Knoppix...

I am new to Linux and want to use Knoppix to see what devices of mine will work with Linux. When I boot though, It gives multiple I/O and decompression errors and X-window and KDE loads very slow. What could be the cause of this?
Old 04-16-2004, 08:03 PM   #2
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Oh yeah.. forgot to menion... It works on my dad's computer.
Stupid old HP Pavillion.
Old 04-16-2004, 09:13 PM   #3
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Live distros behave differently. If Knoppix doesn't work, try Mepis (Knoppix-based), and if the does not work, try MandrakeMove. Eventually you should find one that will work.
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Whenever I've used knoppix, I sometimes get multiple I/O error's when it's booting. I just let it get on with it, and see what happens when it settles down.

Don't forget, it's a liveCD, this often means that any data bottlenecks are magnified as the whole distro is running from the disc, so would be much slower than if you had it running from a hard drive.

Does it manage to run, albeit slowly ?

Maybe you could give some system spec's so people can have a look to see if there's any other reason that it might run slowly.

Or perhap's did you download and burn the disc yourself? did you check the md5sum of the download to confirm it's integrity before burning it to disc?

There's many reason's that it maybe running slowly and giving you the error's. Also it would depend on whether you can get the net connection running while you are using it i.e. maybe that you've got dial up, so it's difficult to config with a hard drive installation, let alone get knoppix to use a winmodem.

These kind of snag's make it hard to try and help you diagnose the problem.

Maybe this helps/points you in the right direction?




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