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Knoppix on my laptop

On 7/14/07, Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at> wrote:
> I was trying to check a few things out on my laptop that currently runs
> SuSE 10.2. However, Knoppix 5.1.5 DVD or CD fails to load:
> It goes through the steps and enables DMA acceleration for both the HD
> and DVD, but then  issues:
> Can't find filesystem, sorry.
> Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
> Press reset button to quit,

Question: It says "Could not find the KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
Dropping you to a (very limited) shell."
Try booting with:

knoppix ide2=0x180 nopcmcia

If that doesn't work, it means your PCMCIA CD-ROM drive is not
supported. There is a workaround. In Windows, copy the directory
called "KNOPPIX" from the Knoppix CD to the root of a local FAT
formatted hard drive partition (eg: drive "C:"). The copy will take
some time to complete. Then start Knoppix and specify the partition
that you copied the KNOPPIX directory to, using the "fromhd=" boot
parameter. For example, boot with:

knoppix fromhd=/dev/hda1

If Windows is not available, use a single-floppy Linux such as
"tomsrtbt" to do the copy, however that is beyond the scope of this
Kristian Hermansen

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