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Old 02-24-2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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Question Trouble Booting Linux


So, I have the knoppix 5.1 and I put it in. I am doing this to bypass windows in order to salvage some files as my computer seems to have gotten a virus associated with spyware stormer. It works and starts to load - it checks the memory, usb/firewall devices, enables dma for hda and hdc. Then it goes to "looking for CD in: /dev/hdc" and it remains there. Am I doing something wrong? Please help.

Old 02-24-2007, 08:03 PM   #2
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Your doing nothing wrong, it should still be booting up. How long does it stay there before you just give up? I would say just leave it be for about 10 minutes, and if its still stuck, then its probably a knoppix problem.
Old 02-25-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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So, if there is a knoppix problem - and I purchased this cd - I understand that is a way to make my own knoppix cd through there some step by step stuff on how to do that? I downloaded what I thought was knoppix through mirror site from the knoppix home page, but the cd did not do anything - so I thought buying a copy of knoppix would be the solution. It boots more - but just not completely. I left the cd in all night - spinning - and it never moved past "looking for CD in: /dev/hdc"
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To burn any Linux cd, just download the .iso file and use a cd burning application to burn the disc using the image file (don't just burn the file to the disk, that won't work.)
Old 02-26-2007, 09:37 AM   #5
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Meanwhile you have even try Puppy Linux, which much similar to knoppix..And it is smallest too..I you want try out...may be check its review at Puppy Linux Review
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Yea, try Puppy. If it boots for you then you can download f-prot virus scanner from here:

It's a dotpup package. Just click to install and once F-prot is running click update. F-prot scans for windows and linux virus. Might fix you up. Puppy has NTFS R/W support with the NTFS-3g driver too.


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