View Full Version : Can't Find Knoppix File System

07-01-2003, 02:16 AM
I'm running Knoppix 3.2 from the cd and i get this error message when it starts booting to the kernel.

"Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
Press reset button to quit."

I CANNOT get passed this no matter what i do....HELP!

07-01-2003, 04:20 AM
the cd is fine, the md5 matches, i have a sony laptop with a seperate dock that has the cdrom...thats the problem

07-01-2003, 05:02 AM
that is indeed the problem. the booting process can support IDE/SCSI CD-ROM and most likely than not, your CD-ROM is using an interface like firewire or may be USB etc.

David Burn
07-15-2003, 05:59 PM
I have a related problem. I can boot and use Knoppix on my three (different) desktop machines without any problems whatsoever, both directly from the CD-R and via a boot floppy - so obviously both the CD image and the floppy image are OK. However, when I try to boot my Toshiba T2100CS laptop with the floppy, the Knoppix file on the CD-R cannot be found - not surprisingly since the CD drive is connected via a PCMCIA card. My question is therefore: is there a suitable cheatcode to instruct the Knoppix kernel on the boot floppy to load an appropriate PCMCIA driver and thus find the Knoppix file on the CD-R?

David Burn

07-22-2003, 01:15 AM
try booting with:
knoppix ide2=0x180,0x386

04-14-2004, 12:25 PM
:?: I'm getting the same problem but it is cleared when no hardive is plgged in so I don't think it is the CD please help. :?:
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I'm a newbie so please reply in plain english.

12-28-2004, 06:46 PM
try this thread