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Hello, have burned knoppix and am trying to get it to boot on a Dell Dimension 8200 cpu: 2Ghz Mem 256mb RDR has both DVD +R and CDROM I am ...
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    Installing Knoppix on a Dell 8200


    Hello, have burned knoppix and am trying to get it to boot on a Dell Dimension 8200

    cpu: 2Ghz
    Mem 256mb RDR
    has both DVD +R and CDROM

    I am currently running WinXP at Home
    Have 2 hdds
    one 40gb with my windows
    one 80gb with a linix partition (failed Mandrake install)
    and 40gb win partion

    When I try to boot into knoppix, it finds my hard drives and also the optical drives as all hda, hdb, hdc and hdd

    then it looks for the cdrom and usually starts at dev/sda1 and just blinks and blinks until my power saver kicks in, at one time it made it to dev/sda7 but that was over 30 mins of time.

    If I can't use knoppix, what can I use, I really want to get into linux.

    Thanks
    Ron

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    Plenty of other live cd style distros - morphix, gnoppix, slax etc.
    Lansbury's Lido

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    I'm currently running Mepis Linux (based on Debian) on my Dell 8200 and it works perfectly. Get it here:

    http://www.mepis.org/

    However, I've also had very good results with Mandrake and Slackware.

    Let us know how it goes...

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