View Full Version : Create a persistent Knoppix disk image...but where??

Canard blanc
06-09-2009, 04:13 AM
Brand new to anything Linux!! :mrgreen:

Have an Asus Eee 900A PC with a 4GB Asus Phison SSD.

Running a LiveCD with Knoppix 5.1 from a USB CD ROM, since the netbook does not have one.
Also, a 4GB SD card is inserted in the SD slot, and it is recognized in the BIOS.
Want to create a persistent Knoppix disk image on the SD card.

Went to Configure > Create a persistent Knoppix disk image, and in the prompt where a partition is selected for creating the image, the following options appear:
/dev/hdc1 Unknown [ext2] 3333MB
/dev/hdc2 Unknown [ext3] 494MB
/dev/hdc3 Unknown [vFat] 7MB
/dev/sda1 USB SCSI HD Partition [vFat] 3900MB

Is /dev/sda1 the SD card?

Would appreciate some help identifying which one is the correct partition pointing to the SD card. Don't want to erase the Phison SSD!!

Thanks for your help!!! :wink:

06-09-2009, 01:07 PM
i should be, but to be certain try booting without the SD in and see if SDA1 has dissapeared...

Canard blanc
06-09-2009, 05:00 PM
Good idea!!!!

Thank you very much. :wink:

06-11-2009, 10:37 PM
well white duck, some things are so much in plain sight that they simply dissapear into the foreground.
keep asking, i wil try to help.

Canard blanc
06-12-2009, 03:05 AM
Well, /dev/sda1 USB SCSI HD Partition [vFat] 3900MB is the SD card, however, when I try to Create a persistent Knoppix disk image,
keep getting:

mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda1 is mounted on /cdrom

There is no CD ROM on the netbook!!?? Knoppix is running from an SD card created from a LiveCD.

No clue as to what is going on. Just want to make Knoppix persistent, so changes are saved, etc.

Thanks for your help!!

06-12-2009, 09:33 AM
that should not mater much, not if you change the mount point to read/write.
open a console and type.

sudo mount /mnt/sda1 -o remount,rw

that should make it writable, do this only to disks with Linux or FAT filesystems.
if you do it with NTFS filesystems (NT4, XP or Vista) you can really mess things upp.

Canard blanc
06-18-2009, 04:26 AM
Thanks again!

Will give it a whirl...