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Old 08-26-2006, 09:44 PM   #1
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trying to install knoppix 4.0.2 getting stuck on looking for cd in: /dev/hda

I am trying to recover some files from a corrupted hard drive so I downloaded Knoppix 4.0.2 and burned to disc. My bios is set to boot from CD. When I boot up it gets to "looking for cd in: /dev/hda" and just sits there forever. Tried rebooting several times. Tried downloading again and burning to a new disc again and get the same problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 08-26-2006, 10:10 PM   #2
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Check to be sure that you are using a live CD version instead of an installation CD version. Your error message makes me think that the CD has run an installation program and is looking for the installation kit.
Old 08-26-2006, 10:39 PM   #3
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I downloaded from It said it was a live version.
Old 08-26-2006, 10:55 PM   #4
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"looking for cd in: /dev/hda"
When it's looking for the cd it should be other than /dev/hda
because that should be the HDD. My knoppix searches at /dev/hdc
which is the CD.
You may need to check your burn.
If you have an other work box check the CD. It should have many icons.


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