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Old 07-25-2004, 04:51 AM   #1
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What is Knoppix doing right?

What is knoppix doing right?
Please tell me if this belongs in antother forum...

I have a linuxproblem.


Seagate Barracuda120MB with S-ATA
Eizo FlexScan L550(in analog mode)
NEC 2510 DVD

Which distro is most suitable?

This happens with Fedora C2: Resolution defaults at 640x480
same with Mandrake 10.0, and there seems that theres no solution

Knoppix 3.3: Finds the right resolution and everything works fine.

Debian: Does not detect my harddrive.

Collegelinux: Does not detect my hardrive

Slackware 10.0: does not detect my harddrive.

There must be something that knoppix does right and the others do wrong. I am a newbie so the solution is not obvious as it may be for some of you out there. If you please could share some of your knowledge with me, I will be very grateful for that...

Anybody know of a good tutorial for fdisk or cfdisk? Just in case linux will detect my harddrives...

Old 07-25-2004, 05:37 AM   #2
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obviously, knoppix is the most suitable distro for you. you can install it to your harddrive via a text installer that uses cfdisk to partition. its not exactly easy for a noob. i would recommend getting mepis ( is the official site, but the dl links are hard to find, search for mepis in it, like knoppixe is a livecd, but it has a very simple and easy to use GUI installer. in all the reviews ive read, and from personal experience, it has better hardware detection than even knoppix.
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the ATI card is a problem. But you can fix it with the ATI driver from ATI... Better still, use nvidia.
Old 07-25-2004, 05:58 AM   #4
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really it's just that the knoppix kernel is new enought that it supports your hard drive and controller, and it has a new enough version of X and whatever drivers for your video card. you could use any linux version you wanted, and install that knoppix kernel, and the same version of X and stuff in it, and your stuff would work.


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