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Old 08-21-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
coyboss
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Question about Installing KNOPPIX


Hi all,

I am trying to put Knoppix 6.2 on my laptop that has Win 7 on it as a second OS.

I created a 30GB partition for the program, and its just basically formatted.
I tried to install from the CD and it says it can't find any partitions (valid) that it can install to.

First: I just want to add KNOPPIX as an additional OS on my Laptop.
Second: I need to know if I just need to leave the partition as a raw unformatted partition
Third: I need to be able to do this without Wiping my Hard drive on my Laptop.

Can anybody point me in the right direction.

Thanks.

IKE
 
Old 08-21-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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Here's some info
http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Hd_Install_HowTo
 
Old 08-21-2011, 05:24 PM   #3
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You should stop. Consider a free virtual machine before you attempt this. A vm is fast and safe on newer supported systems.

If you insist then tell us what this means. "I created a 30GB partition for the program, " How did you do that?
 
Old 08-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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Hi Jeffro,

I shrunk the main partition from 180GB to 150GB
and then made the remaining 30GB actvie and formatted as NTFS

IKE
 
Old 08-21-2011, 06:38 PM   #5
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Installing Knoppix on an ntfs formatted partition won't work.

If you go to the Knoppix site, they explain specifically that Knoppix was not designed to be installed to a hard drive and give the reasons why it will be problematic. It can be done but it is not meant to be done. The link is below. They also explain how to install to HD.

http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Hd_Install_HowTo
 
Old 08-21-2011, 07:43 PM   #6
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OK so based on what everyone is telling me, I don't want to do it this way.

I still want a version of Linux/ UNIX I can add to my laptop as a second OS.

Which would be the best in this case.

I can always remove the formatting from the partition and/ or delete and re-create it.

Thanks in advance.

IKE
 
Old 08-21-2011, 11:37 PM   #7
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Go to the distrowatch site. They have information on different distributions and links to download sites for particular distributions. Anything in the top 10 should be good. You haven't given any information on what you want so it's difficult to give more details. Ubuntu and its' derivatives are very popular and Linux Mint is an excellent choice for new users.
 
  


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