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Old 05-06-2005, 08:32 AM   #1
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knoppix without mounting / parition


I would like to use knoppix to run parted on my system.
The problem i have is that knoppix mounts my / and swap partitions and i cant run parted on mounted partitions.

How do i get knoppix to run without mounting my / or swap partitions?

I have had problems getting a bootdisk to work and hence i am using knoppix.

I just want a little kernel to run in memory (i have 500MB RAM) so that i can run parted on my unmounted partitions.


Old 05-06-2005, 01:03 PM   #2
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Have you tried unmounting / before invoking parted? If knoppix won't let you do that, try the Mepis live CD. it does not mount HD partitions until you ask it to.

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Old 05-06-2005, 01:26 PM   #3
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I know you can tell Knoppix not to mount the swap:

boot: knoppix no swap

As for mounting the other partitions... try this

boot: knoppix no fstab



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