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Something called Knoppix

by f15e / February 24, 2005 10:59 AM PST

I am not sure if any of you are familiar w/ Knoppix; I'm sure some of you do. Anyway, I want to burn Knoppix on a cd b/c I can only run it by rebooting my computer and allowing it to boot to the cd.

Anyway, the cd needs to be a bootable cd but I am having problems with this. I have Nero and I created a bootable disk along with the Knoppix program, but when it boots up, it doesn't go to the content of the cd. It goes into dos or something like that.

Would someone give me some advice on what to do?

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tried Linux forum?
by bhodges00 / February 24, 2005 11:23 AM PST

Have you posted this in the Linux forum? They probably understand your problem better than the Windows forum.

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by Stan Chambers / February 24, 2005 11:40 AM PST

In Nero choose to burn an image cd. The Knoppix file is an image file. I'm not sure that is the exact wording for the option, but it should be very similar.
Best of Luck

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Burn the .iso file as a disk image.
by seafox13 / February 24, 2005 12:00 PM PST

KNOPPIX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk.
A Linux iso is a file containing a cdrom disk image of a Linux distribution. This cdrom disk image is an exact copy of a Linux distribution on a cdrom. Think of it as the equivalent of a screen capture, but instead of capturing the information on a screen, this image captures all of the information on a particular Linux distribution's cdrom. When burned as a disk image, the .iso file is turned into a duplicate cd of the original cd. If burned as a file, instead of a disk image, the cd becomes a copy of the downloaded .iso file, and not a bootable cd with accessible files and directories

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Got it
by f15e / February 24, 2005 1:04 PM PST

I was trying to burn the files onto a disk and not burning the ISO image. So I just burned the iso image and it worked.

Thanks guys!!

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