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Old 10-20-2004, 12:35 AM   #1
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Smile Installation of 3rd party software on Knoppix


I want to install the JAVA comm rpm and some other rpms on Knoppix

I am running Knoppix through CD.
& having two NTFS, and one linux partition on my HDD.

how can i do this?

Old 10-20-2004, 12:55 AM   #2
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Ouch Thats not good.

OK. I am asuming you want the J2SDK for this purpose. This is very large. But first a word form the redundency department.

Knoppix already has java on it. Installing java again would not help.
If it is the J2SDK that you want the redundency department cant help there. Keep reading.

And now a word from our man on the front lines of the Debian/RPM package war, Tux...

Ok. Knoppix is based off of the Debian (and therefor .deb packages) distrobution. You have downloaded RPM (.rpm obviously) you cant install those on Knoppix.

Another thing is that the live CD is a READ ONLY file system = no install there.

Back to the Helpdesk .....

OK all kidding and jokes aside if you really want that Java. This is what to do.

First the 2 NTFS drives are out of the picture as far a writing to. Don't do it, you could loose data on the partition.
Lets look at that Linux partition. Here is what we can do there. If you download the self extracting file (man i hope you have broadband) you can extract it to that partition and then keep it there.

Let me know what you are really doing with that java. or if you didnt know knoppix had it.
Old 10-20-2004, 01:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for a quick reply...dear,

I know that knoppix has java inside, but actually i just want to install JAVA comm pkg for the
another 3rd party software called TinyOs.

from my side i tried i install rpm after converting it into .dep format by alias command, & when i tried to install it with dpkg it gave an error that "dpkg status can't be read."

all the installation was carried on the linux partition.

any idea??
Old 10-21-2004, 08:47 PM   #4
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Yeaozaa! Thats big.

OK. Pardon me for the Idiotic reply above. This is a big undertaking.
Now let me see if i have a few things strait.
1) You are wanting this TinyOS to reside on the Linux Partition.
2) You are attempting to install from converted rpms --> deb.
3) Your knoppix is from a LiveCD and not installed.

With that clarified lets look at the details.
First. The dpkg error. You probably aren't root for this. Try "sudo su" at a command prompt, then "kpackage" (i believe that is what you should use for the dpkg install) and reattempt.

My guess is that this will fail due to the live disk being read only.

What to do is try and extract each one. Get all the DEB in one place/folder and then begin to extract each package.

has the commands more but try "dpkg --extract XXX-1.2-3.deb dirXXX" as the syntax. Each one will have files in them. Try and copy the files where they go ( dirXXX has the folder usr/lib then this goes to /usr/lib). If this doens't work i dont know.

look at http:/ /
for debian instructions.

You might also have to install knoppix to the harddrive for this to stick. At this point i am stuck also. try the above link


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