[clug] Getting knoppix to boot

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at dreamcraft.com.au
Wed Mar 3 23:11:51 GMT 2004


are you using 700 MB blanks? Maybe you burner don't cope with them?

On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 10:02:52AM +1100, Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au wrote:
> 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.
> Antti
> -----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?
> michaelj
> -- 
> Michael James                         michael.james at csiro.au
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