[clug] Getting knoppix to boot
Michael.James at csiro.au
Wed Mar 3 06:36:53 GMT 2004
Has anyone had trouble with knoppix?
Enough to know some tricks when it doesn't boot?
I'm interested in BioKnoppix, and have the current version,
(based on KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-10-??)
but after it recovers the memory from initrd,
it can't mount root and panics.
So I tried KNOPPIX_V3.3-2004-02-16
Got the iso from mirror.aarnet, burned it and booted.
Worse, gives me the splash screen and "boot:" prompt.
Blank screens and kills the keyboard.
On "failsafe" it tries to uncompress the kernel
and complains about the compression.
The hardware is fairly standard:
Asus motherboard with P4 and SIS chipset,
Cheap nvidia geforce graphics.
Does knoppix "simply work" for everybody?
Michael James michael.james at csiro.au
System Administrator voice: 02 6246 5040
CSIRO Bioinformatics Facility fax: 02 6246 5166
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