[Wolves] Live CD anybody?

Alan Pope alan.pope at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 22:23:25 GMT 2005

On 22/12/05, Kevanf1 <kevanf1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Cheers Bobby.  The main reason for getting Knoppix was purely for it's
> hardware support which is infinitely better than DSL.  I've got
> probably most of the Live CD's here at home.  I just needed it so my
> mate could download it at his house.  Living in Windsor it's a bit far
> for me to go just to try a live CD for him :-)  The one and only
> reason - at present - was to ascertain whether he had a working sound
> card or not.  I was going to push the benefits of Linux after this
> little demo.

Burn a few and stick them in the post to him?

> Now, so far he's downloaded one iso.  There seems to be a problem with
> though.  It shows him the pic of Tux in the top left hand corner and

A standard feature of a Knoppix boot CD. It's the framebuffer driver
loading okay, and moving on to the next stage of the boot process. If
it gets that far then it's highly likely he burned the CD just fine.

I'd tell him to leave it for a while on that screen. Some versions of
Knoppix are notoriously slow to boot. Alternatively boot to knoppix
and use some of the options on the boot: menu to turn off some of the
hardware detection options. Pressing the F2 or F3 keys at the boot:
prompt detail some of these options. Google can also help here.

> states that it has found the compressed Linux image.   That's it.  It
> goes no further.  So, I have the feeling that he may have got a dud
> iso or his burn did not go correctly.  He's downloading again and
> burning another copy as I type.  Fingers crossed.

I doubt that will help.


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