View Full Version : Easy Hard Disk Installation

03-09-2003, 05:15 PM
Make sure you bios can boot from the Cd

At the "boot:" prompt type "knoppix lang=us"
press <ENTER>

After the system finish loading
type <CTRL+ALT+F3>
You will see a black screen

At the prompt type
sudo /usr/local/bin/knx-hdinstall
(space after sudo)

Answer all the questions

On your "Partition" screen:
Select the hard drive if you have more than 1
Highlight "FREE SPACE" - If you do not have FREE SPACE you may have to delete some partitions.

You are going to need 2 partitions:
The Main Partition, where your system will be installed (mount point "/") - Select "New" and make it 3000 Mb - It will show on the table with the label "Linux" - Later you will be asked about the file system you want - pick any except ext2
The Swap Partition, that works as a cache - should be about 1.5 to 2 times the amount of memory in your system - Select "New" then the size and then select "Type" - enter 82 (the code for swap) It will show on the table with the label "Swap"
Make sure you "WRITE" your partition table before using "QUIT"

After your files are copied from the CD to the Hard Disk and you answer all the questions, you will be back at the prompt.

Make sure you make a FLOPPY Start-up when asked - you will need it if system is installed in other than first hard drive.

Press <ALT-F5> and you will be back at the graphic screen.

If you want to save the Desktop Icons for your HD installation, copy the folder "Desktop" to a floppy disk, so you can copy it back to your HD after rebooting.

From the Desktop Menu select Logout, remove all your disks and the system will reboot from your hard drive.

If your Knoppix system is installed in other than the first hard drive (usually hda) you will need to do the following:
Boot from your floppy start-up disk
Login as "root" with the password you picked for root during the installation.
You will need to edit the file "/etc/lilo.conf"
The only thing you need to do is change the line:

boot=/dev/hdc (or hdd hde , etc.)

Save the file
From the command prompt, run:
lilo <ENTER>

Reboot and the LILO table will be waiting for you to select an operating system.

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the KNOPPIX people for the OUTSTANDING work they have done!!!

Good luck...

09-21-2003, 02:42 PM
Why anything except EXT2 ?
EXT3 might be 14 % faster but it crashes much faster

09-21-2003, 02:43 PM
Yo man why not do ext2 ? it has been proven that EXT2 is easier to manage and is more stable than ext3 ( allthough ext3 is faster ) why do you say: " Chose any but ext2 "

Explanation on this would be apreciated.

For the rest of your text: allways nice to write howto's for newbs 8)


09-21-2003, 02:49 PM
yea man... LinuXdud3 is absolutely right.... just doesn't make sense :lol: