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    installing knoppix


    i am trying to install knoppix, when i do i get a list of options, but no desktop ever loads, please help?

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    Knoppix was not designed or intended to run on a hard disk, but you can use their helpful wiki article to get the job done anyway:

    Hd Install HowTo - Knoppix Documentation Wiki

    However, most users do eventually run into problems after doing so.
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    install

    thanks for the reply.

    the problem is even when i run it as live cd, i still never get to a desktop.

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    hardware issue, maybe?

    Assuming the liveCD is burned correctly, you could try using some of the cheat codes available at boot time to see if they might help you get past this issue:

    Cheat Codes - Knoppix Documentation Wiki
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    ok thanks i give them a try, the thing i dont get is the first time i loaded the live cd it worked ok, now as i said i only get the cli list., i dont get any xserver errors so i am stumped. is there a cli and gui version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by george7 View Post
    the thing i dont get is the first time i loaded the live cd it worked ok, now as i said i only get the cli list., i dont get any xserver errors so i am stumped. is there a cli and gui version?
    If it worked before and nothing has changed on your computer regarding hardware or BIOS configuration, maybe your CD drive or the media that you are using are failing. If you have another computer available, maybe you could try testing the Knoppix disk on it.

    As for Knoppix versions, I'm pretty sure it only comes with the GUI included, but perhaps someone will lend a correction if that's wrong.
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    Red face install

    please forgive my ignorance, i have been playing with so many distros i have gotten lost in the names, i had antiX installed before not knoppix, so the problem is not new. is knoppix for intel not amd maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by george7 View Post
    is knoppix for intel not amd maybe?
    Knoppix should work with Intel or AMD processors.
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    Hi Geoge,

    What is the Knoppix version? If the Live CD desktop does not come up it wont get installed anyway. How did you try to install on Hard Disk?

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    Hi, kks.
    Since this thread is over 2 years old, I'm locking it. Feel free to start a fresh thread if you have some questions about Knoppix.
    Meanwhile, this page may help get you going.
    Category:Hard drive Installation - Knoppix Documentation Wiki
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