If you only have one CD drive, this will be a problem. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Google is your friend. This means Knoppix can identify the make and model of a huge range of common PC components, such as processors, graphics cards, network cards, and so on. Took me a couple weeks to get everything up and running properly.

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Knowing Knoppix/Knoppix boot options

For example, the Intel EP internal modem PCI card is accurately identified; but it is not usable because it requires proprietary software that cannot be distributed with Knoppix. In other languages Add links.

The “noswap” option is useful for a forensic analysis without touching existing swap partitions. Knoppix may not have driver support for all the hardware it can identify. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. I’m trying to work out a symantec ghost replacement using either Partition Image for linux http: I tried different ideas with the flash card but nothing worked 1.

If your BIOS does not support el torito booting from CD, you can create two bootable floppy disks by issuing from Knoppix running on a different machine the command “mkbootfloppy”, which will create a bootable Kernel-disk plus a disk containing the initial ramdisk, which will be prompted for at boottime.


To get a listing of the hard disk drives in the computer, including the make and model of each one:. Views Read Edit View history. This gives improved performance, because hard disk drives are generally much faster than CD-ROM drives. As for disabling hotplugging, I think that’s the root of your problem.

After a pause of about 3 seconds, you will get a little report that will tell you how fast your hard drive reads data. DMA is not supported on all computers, so Knoppix turns it off by default. I’ll try it out later this evening when I’m near my laptop.

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A swap file lets you use part of the hard disk as if it were RAM. To knoppx DMA, add ‘dma’ to your boot command, for example:. Ubuntu, Gentoo, Debian Posts: Knoppix cannot tell you about the Windows-specific software needed to get it working in Windows.

Results 1 pmcia 6 of 6. You only need to copy the CD image to the hard disk once. That’s all I need it to do. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. It’s a long story why I need to do this, but basically what I need is to boot from a pcmcia ata hard drive.


Knoppix should be able to identify most hardware made before that date except the very old or very rare. All it does is use up hard drive space, which can be reclaimed later.

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I do not want to install lilo on the primary hard drive either. The time now is Transferring to a hard disk partition means copying the CD contents onto a hard disk. If you accidentially hit the screensaver button in KDE, cpmcia to one of the textconsoles by Control-Alt-F1 and kill the screensaver or just set a password for the knoppix user.

What if you want to use the CD drive for something else? Find More Posts by Rounan.