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Dear Knoppix Gurus, I needed to boot 2.4 kernel so I used Knoppix 3.7 Live CD. The boot got to the point where I thought it's trying to detect the ...
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    Knoppix 3.7/2.4 kernel boot hung at mouse detection


    Dear Knoppix Gurus,

    I needed to boot 2.4 kernel so I used Knoppix 3.7 Live CD. The
    boot got to the point where I thought it's trying to detect the
    mouse (after the green autoconfig bar being done),
    and just hung there with the floppy drive light on. It boot fine
    with 2.6 kernel. It also boot fine all the way with 2.4 kernel
    on another older PC.

    What could I do to fix or bypass this hang?
    Many thanks.

    A.

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    Welcome to the forums, am37

    I'm not sure what's going on with your Knoppix CD. You could take a look through the cheat codes that are available right before the CD begins to boot. Maybe there's something there that will get you past the hangup.

    If you are open to trying another live-cd, take a look at Damn Small Linux. It's only about 50 MB and uses the 2.4 kernel so it might work for you.
    oz

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    Knoppix 3.7/2.4 kernel boot hung at mouse detection

    Thank you Ozar.
    I have tried most cheats for half of the day, but still
    couldn't get around the problem. I'll definitely look at
    Damn Small distro. Thanks.

    A.

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    Knoppix 3.7/2.4 kernel boot hung at mouse detection

    I have browsed DSL (Damn Small Linux) and DSL-N (a larger
    distro). Unfortunately, neither seemed to have a full gcc dev
    environment I also needed. The focus there seemed to be
    more towards apps than development.

    A.

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