Thread: Knoppix 5.1.1 Install Help
June 2nd, 2007, 11:22 PM #1
Knoppix 5.1.1 Install Help
I downloaded Knoppix 5.1.1 DVD and burned the iso image to a DVD and booted my computer off it. When the computer boots off the DVD it seems to stop abruptly saying it cannot find /cdrom/.... and then gives me a knoppix prompt with six commands I can use. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong?
More details, wehn it boots off the DVD, I get a peguin in the top left corner then it says:
Welcome to the KNOPPIX live GNU/Linux on DVD
Running Linux Kernel 2.6.19.
Total Memory available 482420lB, Memory free: 473628kB.
Scanning for USB/Firewire devices... Done.
Enabling DMA acceleration for: hda [Slimtype COMBO SOSC-2483K]
Enabling DMA acceleration for: hdc [Toshiba MK6021GAS]
Accessing KNOPPIX DVD at /dev/hda...insmod: can't read '/cdrom/KNOPPIX/modules/cloop.ko': I/O error
insmod: can't read '/cdrom/KNOPPIX/modules/cloop.ko': I/O error
can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
Press reset button to quit.
Last edited by RADAR1797; June 2nd, 2007 at 11:34 PM."Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
June 3rd, 2007, 12:55 AM #2
Still getting the same error. I have downloaded the iso file from multiple sources and burned the image to four different DVDs using two different computers. I have booted all of the different DVDs on three different computers all with the same result. I have tried searching the internet and the only suggestions I have seen so far is that the DVD or the image were corrupted. I am pretty confident that at least one of those burns should have worked."Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
June 3rd, 2007, 01:49 PM #3
I am really curious how a 28 MB ISO file can generate a 4.2GB DVD image. Anyhow, I decided to try the CDROM 5.1.1 version which was a 700 MB download. I burned that image to a CD and the computer booted up into a windows type environment. It seems to find everything but the wireless network adapter."Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
June 3rd, 2007, 02:40 PM #4
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June 3rd, 2007, 06:33 PM #6
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1) D/l using torrents. If you don't know torrents are, you mite consider GOOGLEing a torrent tutorial. Torrents are a novel P2P file xfer technology.
2) D/l the Knoppix CD ISO, burn that, and boot Knoppix, which has several programs for d/l'g, including wget. This is probably the easiest solution.
3) Find a FTP util (for Windows) that will xfer very large files.
Before burning any ISOs in the future, seek out its MD5 sig (if avail), and run an MD5 digest util against it, to make sure the file was xferred intact. Every once in a while, a file will be corrupted in transit, but will have the correct file size. Altho as Richeemxx suggests, the file size should have been a dead giveaway....Jet
June 3rd, 2007, 08:09 PM #7
You hit the nail on the head. I downloaded FTP Commander 8 and used it to download the file. Now I am 80 MB into the 4.2 GB file. Now I should be able to burn the DVD properly.
June 4th, 2007, 02:48 AM #8
Finished downloading the DVD ISO image, burned the DVD and woot Knoppix loaded right up. Now I just need to figure out how to get my wireless adapter to work.
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