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Knoppix on my laptop

On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 11:17:08 -0400
"Kristian Hermansen" <kristian.hermansen-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at> wrote:

> 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,
> <google>
> Question: It says "Could not find the KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
> Dropping you to a (very limited) shell."
> Try booting with:
> knoppix ide2=3D0x180 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=3D" boot
> parameter. For example, boot with:
> knoppix fromhd=3D/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
> book.
> </google>
1. I know the CD-ROM is supported because Knoppix 4.0.2 boots fine.=20
2. Why would I pollute my laptop with the Windows virus.

I certainly could create a FAT partition (using gparted, Knoppix
4.0.2), or ubuntu and try to boot from HD, but it does not make any

In any case, there is no hang, and no indication of the problem except
that it fails to mount /dev/hdc as root. And, as I mentioned Knoppix
4.0.2 works fine as does a number of others. I have a book of cheat
codes, and I have not tried all of them, but my thought is that there
is some issue with 5.1.1. I'm also running a memtest just to make sure
it didn't hit a memory glitch, but so far its clean.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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