View Full Version : Knoppix on top of Mandrake Mini

04-06-2005, 07:51 PM
I'd like to install Knoppix along side with Mandrake 10.1-mini. I've installed Mandrake and have verified that its working. What steps do I take in order to install Knoppix as well (and be able to boot to either?)

I'm fairly new to this, and searching through the forum I see all kind of similar questions/answers to my problem, but nothing specific or detailed enough for an FNG such as myself to follow.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...


04-06-2005, 08:18 PM
Make sure you have free space on your hard drive to make a new partition, then read the Hd Install HowTo at http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Hd_Install_HowTo:
You should get Knoppix version 3.4 or later and type sudo knoppix-installer in the shell if you want to do this. Please ALWAYS make sure that you have a working backup of your important data prior to experimenting with ANY new software, no matter if Windows, Linux or anything else. Have a look here for more info about sudo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudo).

In knoppix-installer, arrow keys move focus and space bar selects options.

Note: Do not use "knx-hdinstall" anymore. "knx-hdinstall" is no longer maintained, use "knoppix-installer" instead.

04-06-2005, 09:29 PM
So what do i do when it comes to boot time? If I'm searching and reading right, it looks like I tell Knoppix to take care of business in the primary root, rather than the master boot record?

This might sound silly, but then what? Am i configuring the mandrake boot leader to give me an option to load knoppix?

thanks for your help....