View Full Version : How to test my customized Knoppix without burning it

02-26-2005, 06:09 PM
Hi guys :-)
I'd like to test my customized Knoppix without burning it .
How can I do it?
I've just read that I've to make a boot floppy with:
dd if=boot.img of=/dev/floppy
but I'm using Knoppix 3.6 and I've not the file boot.img.
How can I make this boot floppy?

thank you very much

claudio :-)

02-26-2005, 10:04 PM
Easiest way: do a 'poorman's install' of the stock Knoppix from the CD then replace the 'KNOPPIX' file in the poorman's with your customized 'KNOPPIX' file.

02-26-2005, 10:20 PM
I'd like to test my customized Knoppix without burning it .
Let's say your new image is new-knoppix.iso# mkdir /test-new
# mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop new-knoppix.iso /test-newLook through /test-new to make sure everything is there and in the right place.# umount /test-newYou can also do a test run with your burner. For example,# cdrecord -v -dummy dev=0,0,0 new-knoppix.isousing your own dev= (which you can find with # cdrecord -scanbus). The -v option tells it to be verbose (describe what it's doing) and -dummy says to not turn on the laser.

If you get buffer underrun errors, you can try again with a slower speed or with the burnfree option set, if it's available in your burner and drive.# cdrecord -v -dummy -driveropts=burnfree speed=8 dev=0,0,0 new-knoppix.isoEnjoy!

-- Ed

02-27-2005, 11:24 AM
Thank you very much
I'll try a poorman's install.
I didn't think to this simple solution:-)
The simplest solution is the best too.

Then I'll try "cdrecord -v -dummy..." before burning it.

Thank you both very much