View Full Version : dual boot xp/knoppix problem

01-07-2005, 12:39 PM
Hi there,

Sometimes when i boot up pc, (set up to boot to knoppix default) it won't get past the graphical text and go onto kde.

It gets to a point where i can type in my id and password though, is there a comand i can type to move things on or is there a greater issue here.

If i reboot enough times or leave it long enough it sorts itself out, but it is does this enough to be annoying.

Cheers steve.

01-07-2005, 04:33 PM
Try the command startx. If that fails try startkde.

01-07-2005, 05:20 PM
Try the command startx. If that fails try startkde.

Thanks for that,

I had tried startx but no joy, have also tried starkde now.

Stiil no joy, i get a long list of error messages, here are the first few.............

xsetroot: unable to open display ''
start kde: starting up...
ksplask: cannot connect to x server

and the list goes on, any ideas??

01-07-2005, 05:31 PM
Try a cheat code at boot.

01-07-2005, 07:35 PM
Try a cheat code at boot.

can you expamd on this for me, i am new to this linux game!!

at what point do i type it and can you suggest something to type.


01-13-2005, 06:47 PM
Are you using Lilo to boot? It sounds like you are and it got corrupted.

A safer way to dual boot with XP is to use XPs own boot loader NTLDR --- aka the boot.ini file.

You can use a little utility called bootpart from www.winimage.com.

It will automagically put a line into your boot.ini file as a boot option for Knoppix.


01-14-2005, 08:49 AM
what version knoppix you got? I have the recent 3.6 and it is running fine . . . . what did you do!!! :shock: