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    can win xp see knoppix disks?


    this is very important for me:
    i'm about to buy a new hd and i want to install knoppix on it, but if i do so, will i be able to read it when in windows (xp sp2 is what i have)?

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    If you make your partition an ext3 partition, you could use Explore2fs to read the files on it:

    http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm
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    i imagine i will be prompted how i want to format the disk? and i just choose "ext3"?

    do i have to format the disk with windows before installing knoppix?

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    i imagine i will be prompted how i want to format the disk? and i just choose "ext3"?

    do i have to format the disk with windows before installing knoppix?

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    You don't have to format with Windows. It should prompt you during the install for which file system you want to use.
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    i imagine i will be prompted how i want to format the disk? and i just choose "ext3"?

    do i have to format the disk with windows before installing knoppix?

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    Knoppix is based off of Debian. There is really no reason to install Knoppix on a hard drive because it's meant to be a live OS. Is there a particular reason why you want to install Knoppix?

    Enoch

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    Do not trust Windows to access a Linux partition. Set up a seperate fat32 partition for using between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echan
    Is there a particular reason why you want to install Knoppix?
    the reason is that i decided i'd like to start using linux, but being a complete newbie, i could only chose by what others say and by what i can see myself on the live cd. i liked knoppix and kanotix most and thought what i should do now, would be to install them to hd.

    could you recommed me a better solution, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by valan
    Do not trust Windows to access a Linux partition. Set up a seperate fat32 partition for using between the two.
    a partition different from that that i'm going to use linux on, right? what program can i use to do something like that? thank you for this idea, it looks very useful

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    I recommend starting with Fedora Core although some prefer others. It's easy to use and you can get more support if you have a problem using it.

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