View Full Version : Problem about boot USB with V7 Knoppix

07-24-2015, 09:38 AM
Hello everybody.

I'm trying to eject a Knoppix V7 DVD from the drive of a Dell Studio 1558. It lacks a manual eject and the Win7 install is busted (hence the knoppix DVD).
I've got a USB drive with V7 on it, but when I try to boot from the USB, it starts, then switches to the DVD...meaning I can't eject the DVD.

Is there a boot setting that forces Knoppix to stay with the USB and not shift to the DVD?

For those thinking of other options, there's no BIOS setting to disable the optical drive and the only other way to get the disk out is by disassembling the laptop.


07-24-2015, 06:17 PM

if you know the device name of your USB drive with Knoppix V7 you can try the fromhd cheatcode at the "boot: " prompt.
knoppix fromhd=/dev/sdb1