[clug] Getting knoppix to boot

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Wed Mar 3 23:02:52 GMT 2004

I've had problems getting Knoppix ISOs to work and
have a large collection of coasters as a result.

The MD5's check OK, so my images are good. One must
presume it's either my writer or the blanks I am using.

My burner is a fairly old 4x SCSI burner, Panasonic I think.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael James [mailto:Michael.James at csiro.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 3 March 2004 5:37 PM
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: [clug] Getting knoppix to boot

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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