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Knoppix on my laptop

On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 12:05:27 -0400 (EDT)
Scott Ehrlich <scott-DPNOqEs/LNQ at> wrote:

> My AMD64 Compaq Presario with ATA/IDE CD/DVD factory drive, currently=20
> running Ubuntu 7.04, refuses to let Knoppix run on it.   Both the Knoppix=
> 5.0.1 DVD and 5.1.1 CD freeze the system at checking /dev/hda for Knoppix=
> CD.
> I've seen this kind of thing happen before on other systems, but=20
> eventually the check would find the disk and continue with booting.  I=20
> think I've let it sit there for 30 minutes at one point with no change.
> The Compaq is obviously new enough (purchased new a couple years ago) tha=
> Knoppix should have *no* problems.
> Ideas/insights welcome.   CentOS and Ubuntu Live both boot fine.

I'm researching also. Can you try Knoppix 4.x?
A few options I have not yet tried: nosmp, expert, noapm (although I've
tried failsafe that should turn apm off).

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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