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Problems booting Knoppix





erlendhg
Hi!
I suddenly thought I wanted to try out Knoppix on Live CD, so I downloaded it and burned it onto a CD. Then I boot my computer from CD and get a sort of "welcome screen".

I press enter to continue booting. The screen goes black, and I get two similar pictures of Tux in the upper left corner. It now says "checking for USB/FireWire" and stuff.

But the booting halts when I get the following message:

Looking for CD in: /dev/sr0 _

or at least something very similar to that.
Is it something wrong with the BIOS congifuration, or does the thing wait for keybord input? (I've tried to press enter, and write stuff, but nothing happens) (I'm using a USB keyboard btw...)

If I eject the CD, I drop down to a small shell, but I can't write any of the commands displayed. Seems like it doesn't support USB keybord or something...

Still, on the "welcome screen" I am allowed to press enter, and write "cheat codes".


Please someone help me with this!
S3nd K3ys
I've run Knoppix with no problem.

Did you check the CRC after you d/l it? Perhaps you got a bad d/l.


Question
teko
which version of Knoppix are you using?

There are some cheatcodes which you can use to try and find out the problem.

http://www.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix-dvd/knoppix-cheatcodes.txt

Would try knoppix testcd first this checks if the cd is ok
erlendhg
teko wrote:
which version of Knoppix are you using?

There are some cheatcodes which you can use to try and find out the problem.

http://www.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix-dvd/knoppix-cheatcodes.txt

Would try knoppix testcd first this checks if the cd is ok


I am using the newest version (5.0)
And I have already tried the testcd thing. Don't know if it came to that test or passed it, anyway everything stopped on the same place...

Have tried some cheat codes. None has worked for me. Don't even know which is the right to use for this problem...


Sorry, Don't know what CRC or d/l is :/
S3nd K3ys
erlendhg wrote:
teko wrote:
which version of Knoppix are you using?

There are some cheatcodes which you can use to try and find out the problem.

http://www.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix-dvd/knoppix-cheatcodes.txt

Would try knoppix testcd first this checks if the cd is ok


I am using the newest version (5.0)
And I have already tried the testcd thing. Don't know if it came to that test or passed it, anyway everything stopped on the same place...

Have tried some cheat codes. None has worked for me. Don't even know which is the right to use for this problem...


Sorry, Don't know what CRC or d/l is :/


CRC is a code that can tell if you got a bad d/l

CRC = Cyclic redundancy check (a checksum for downloading files)

d/l = Down Load

HTH

HTH = Hope This Helps

Wink
erlendhg
I'm sorry to say it didn't Sad
I checked the MD5 checksum, but it matched, so it is nothing wrong with the download. I even tried a boot emulator called QEmu, but it worked worse than booting the knoppix cd. It was not even able to load memtest.

Someone out there who can help me?

--EDIT--
This is really weird:
Finally, out of desperation, I tried to burn Knoppix 4 on a CD and boot that, and it worked!!!!

Isn't that weird, or what?
Someone has any understanding of why an older version of Knoppix boot, and not the newest?
ocalhoun
^Well, sometimes the tried and true versions are better after all. Myself, I'm still using version 3, which works great on all my computers.
erlendhg
Sticking to the good, old, then Very Happy
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