On Wednesday 27 July 2005 14:11, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Wed 27 Jul 2005 13:59, TreeFrog TreeFrog wrote:
> > tried the knoppix-installer.
If you have a net connection I would recommend trying
knoppix-installer-latest-web which will check for, download and use an
updated version if available.
> > ran it from Xroot.
> > got to the qtparted GUI.
> > formatted the intire 10G HDD as the first option of ext3
> > Now it wont mount and I cant resize etc.
qtparted won't edit the partition you just made? That seems odd. You can
always uses qtparted before the installer to set things up, or else you could
try using cfdisk?
Also qtparted doesn't format partitions, it just edits the partition table.
The installer itself will format the partition for you (afair).
> > I'm gona run Knoppix-installer again but I expect it wont work as the
> > drive is not mounted. Also expect I will need to set up the swap
> > parttition before the knoppix-installer command will run all the way
> > through.
You don't need to manually mount the partition you are installing to, I think
the installer might fail if you did. You do need a swap partition if you
have less than 256M (afair).
>> I find Knoppix an excellent tool -
> but I wouldn't install it on my hard disk.
>> I did this once, and while it ran OK
> I thought it had several deficiencies,
> which I assumed was because it was not really intended
> as a distribution to install.
> Admittedly this was a couple of years ago,
> and maybe the current Knoppix is better from this point of view.
I don't really think this has improved much though Knoppix has re-adopted the
kanotix-installer which may have led to some improvements.
If your looking for a debian based livcd which is sensibly installable then
look no further then Kanotix. Kanotix is still a superb live cd, but also
acts quite normally when installed. More importantly it is intended to be
installed so there is a good level of support for problems with installed
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