View Full Version : just dowloaded knoppix3.7 ,Can't load into kernel 2.6.9!!!

12-11-2004, 06:04 AM

I just downloaded knoppix 3.7 iso latested version, tried the loading from HDD( by poor man's install),I typed:
loadlin.exe linux26 root=/dev/hda1 initrd=minirt26.gz lang=us fromhd=/dev/hda1
it started quickly ,but stalled at Kernel panic...it just got hang up there...........

later I typed:
loadlin.exe linux24 root=/dev/hda1 initrd=minirt24.gz lang=us fromhd=/dev/hda1
it run smoothly into KDE , but that's in kernel 2.4.27.

In fact I'd like to try knoppix3.7 running in Kernel2.6.9......

How shoul I enter kernel 2.6.9's knoppix3.7? by which cheatcodes?
Alternatively if there're other more concise methods for loading up knoppix3.7 from hard disk's iso images/or extracted knoppix files on win fat partition , do let me know as well!

Do hope you help indeed!



01-06-2005, 12:57 PM

I confirm exactly the same behaviour at my side (using loadlin.exe release c).

Any explanations or advice ?

Thanks !

01-07-2005, 01:33 AM
Hi musclemania,

I think I've found the solution, because I succeeded tonight with kernel 2.6;
I would not be surprised if your hda1 is a fat32 partition ?? Please confirm.
If so, let's try it with an ext2 partition !

Enjoy !

01-09-2005, 04:27 PM

Surely your guess 're quite true in my case: hda1 is a fat32 partition of windows.

But pratically, how should I load it with an ext2 partition?by which commands?
Pls. elaborate your success experience step by step, ok?

Bon 2005!


01-19-2005, 07:02 PM
Hi Vincent,
Sorry for late reply; I don't come so often here;

If I remember well.... you have first to extract /knoppix from the iso.
For kernel26: /knoppix placed on fat32, it does not work; placed on ext2 partition, it works.

nb: you can use IsoBuster under windows to extract /knoppix from iso, or mount iso file under linux:

**********mkdir /mnt/sarge
**********mount -t iso9660 /mnt/hda6/sarge-i386-1.iso /mnt/sarge -o loop

But.... I think cheat-code linux26 for loadlin does not work.
You need to use /install/2.6/*.* kernel&init files instead of defaut linux 24 files.

If an expert does not agree, he's welcome for comments !

Hope it helps !

01-19-2005, 07:24 PM
Small correction: I'm now concentrated on pure Debian i.s.o. Knoppix which explains a confusion;

=> Sarge*.iso to be replaced by Knoppix*.iso

/install/2.6/*.* path is valid for Debian;

For Knoppix, files to be found at \boot\linux26 & \boot\minirt26.gz