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lstein
10-03-2003, 01:30 PM
I have created a version of knoppix 3.2 that can boot from a laptop's firewire or usb-based cdrom. I don't want to host the iso image myself, but if someone wants to make space for it on their server, I will make it available for download.

maxfas
10-03-2003, 01:58 PM
Sorry, but how many files you have change respect the original Knoppix v. 3.2?
If they are little you can download just this.

lstein
10-03-2003, 08:25 PM
I changed linuxrc in the boot image, added a variety of new modules to the boot image, updated the kernel to new firewire and hotplug drivers and modified the autoconfig file. Too much to post.

aay
10-03-2003, 09:29 PM
I would suggest submitting the changes to Klaus. That way they can be incorporated into Knoppix itself. That would also take care of your hosting problem. In any event, I think submitting the changes to Klaus would be helpful. Hopefully he will incorporate them into Knoppix.

The best way to do this would be to post it on the developers mailing list.

http://mailman.linuxtag.org/mailman/listinfo/debian-knoppix

lstein
10-04-2003, 08:42 PM
OK, I sent my notes on the firewire/usb mods to the developers' list.

mikekgr
10-05-2003, 07:18 PM
Dear lstein,
I am looking for the same thing, a way to have a boot possibility from an external usb (or firewire) hard disk.
In my case it is necessary to modify the boot disk because my laptop computer doent support usb booting.
If it is possible to you send me instructions for hao can do that, or keep me informed when your iso is avaiable somewhere and I can download it

Best Regards
Mike Kranidis

lstein
10-05-2003, 11:46 PM
I have also placed my notes and associated files on Knoppix 3.2 here: http://modperl.com/x200/knoppix/. Possibly a later version of Knoppix will be firewire/usb bootable from the start.

aay
10-06-2003, 05:22 AM
I have also placed my notes and associated files on Knoppix 3.2 here: http://modperl.com/x200/knoppix/. Possibly a later version of Knoppix will be firewire/usb bootable from the start.

Hmm. That address doesn't seem to be working. Is it just down temporairly?

lstein
10-07-2003, 02:20 AM
Sorry, try http://www.modperl.com/x200/knoppix/.

mikekgr
10-07-2003, 06:24 AM
Dear lstein,
Thanks for your fine work. I will try it very shortly ;-)

Best Regards
Mike Kranidis

r00ster
10-28-2003, 03:54 AM
Lincoln's code works great. The only gotcha is if a laptop needs ACPI suport in order to recognize the firewire bus like a lot of the Sony Vaio's. I created a version using Lincoln's code but compiled a new 2.4.22-xfs kernel with ACPI support built in. I can now boot Knoppix from my Sony Vaio PCG-R505GCP.

Thanks for all the help Lincoln!! :D

jean
11-25-2003, 10:53 AM
Could someone anyhow post an iso
bootable from firewire?

akoblentz
12-02-2003, 06:58 PM
Lincoln's code works great. The only gotcha is if a laptop needs ACPI suport in order to recognize the firewire bus like a lot of the Sony Vaio's. I created a version using Lincoln's code but compiled a new 2.4.22-xfs kernel with ACPI support built in. I can now boot Knoppix from my Sony Vaio PCG-R505GCP.

Thanks for all the help Lincoln!! :D

I have a PCG-SRX87. It came with the firewire dvdrom and i bought a usb floppy. anyway you can give me instructions via email with what you did and how you got it to work? :( i'm desperate.

MoFoQ
12-27-2003, 10:14 PM
got a copy of the boot.img modified for Sony VAIOs?

thadk
12-28-2003, 05:25 AM
Firewire:

(load firewire kernel modules)

The trick is to use the script rescan-scsi-bus.sh on http://www.linux1394.org/sbp2.html if gscanbus and cdrecord -scanbus don't work for you.

rescan-scsi-bus.sh (http://www.linux1394.org/scripts/rescan-scsi-bus.sh)

MoFoQ
12-28-2003, 05:30 AM
knoppix doesn't get that far on Vaios without the modifications.

r00ster
01-01-2004, 09:42 PM
Lincoln's code works great. The only gotcha is if a laptop needs ACPI suport in order to recognize the firewire bus like a lot of the Sony Vaio's. I created a version using Lincoln's code but compiled a new 2.4.22-xfs kernel with ACPI support built in. I can now boot Knoppix from my Sony Vaio PCG-R505GCP.

Thanks for all the help Lincoln!! :D

I have a PCG-SRX87. It came with the firewire dvdrom and i bought a usb floppy. anyway you can give me instructions via email with what you did and how you got it to work? :( i'm desperate.

Check out my post: http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5916 for the instructions on how I did this. I will be posting my updated HELIX iso very soon. HELIX is my own flavor of Knoppix for Forensics. It will be used for the SANS Forensics Track 8 course.

r00ster
01-21-2004, 04:49 PM
I have post the newest version of HELIX to my website. It is available to anyone who is interested in forensics and incident response. HELIX will be used for forensics training at SANS for Track 8. HELIX has acpi/firewire/usb built into the kernel so it will work on most laptops that require acpi like the Sony R505. You can get the iso from http://www.e-fense.com/tools

monceffnikov
03-25-2004, 03:39 PM
hello istein,

could you please let me know if the iso image of your knoppix remasterised to boot from a firewire cdrom is available on any website ?
thanks in advance.

fulp
04-16-2004, 05:14 AM
I can Host the Iso lstein if you want me to ? I am new to this so i don't really know when 3.4 will be out . But i will do it if you want.

ob_seven
04-20-2004, 05:08 AM
Lstein, will you modified boot file support usb2 controllers hooked to PCMCIA?

Kadet
05-16-2004, 12:00 AM
:cry:

HELIX is using intellectual property not owned by the remaster or credited.
If used for forensic work any evidence obtained could be challenged and possibly ruled inadmissible by a court.

ob_seven
05-16-2004, 12:01 PM
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