View Full Version : Knoppix 3.1 HDinstall problem

01-25-2004, 04:02 PM
I have 2 HDD's. On one I have windows installed (2k&XP) and on the other one I figured I'd install knoppix just to give it a try, since I'm not only knoppix newbie but also Linux newbie :oops:
I have installed Knoppix 3.1 (the latest one i could get from a local cd shop :roll: ) on the primary slave disk and during the instalation i had no probs. BUT: when i tried to boot linux lilo wouldnt boot and all it showed is bunch of zeros and ones or 99 99 ..... what does it mean? how can i make it boot from primary slave? Just for the record: it DOES boot if i switch the disk to which im installing it to to primary master or if i boot from the boot diskette...

Now, some of you are probably wondering why didnt i install lilo to the MBR of the first hdd, why did i even try to boot it form the secondary in the first place. Well the answer to that is that on the first HDD i had to install DDO driver, due to some BIOS-HDD detection problems and i dont know how lilo and DDO "get along".... so im stuck :( Im affraid that lilo might overwrite MBR and remove DDO and in that case all of the data on the "windows" HDD would be lost

What should i do?

01-25-2004, 06:47 PM
Perphaps you must try KnoPPix 3.2 i am also a newbie. I have also more then one operating systems down here is a list:
1.Windows 2003 Server
2.Windows XP Pro
3.Linux Red Hat
4.Knopix 3.2(from cd)

I cant get knopix installed on my harddisk. Every time i must boot it from the cd-rom. And thats will slow upp everything. So i must know how to install it on the harddisk.

Please tell me

01-25-2004, 07:05 PM
I guess you're already using the XP booloader, so why not get that to boot Knoppix, too?

Never done it myself (I don't use Windoze) but lots of tips here:




And I'm pretty sure there is a HOWTO, as well.

01-26-2004, 12:59 AM
The way I do it is to install lilo to the root partition and use a shareware/freeware bootloader such as OSL2000 or others in the MBR to boot all of your installations.