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02-11-2003, 11:26 PM
I've copied to hd.
Btw bootdisk will find folder no matter what drive its on.
Why can I NOT make a swap file in this mode?
Why can't I copy files/write to the c or d drives when booting off saved config (even when mounted in write mode) but I can when I boot off cd in cdrom?
Why does knoppix remember mounted drives(green check)but they do not actually remount until i unmount and remount again?
Please answer in layman terms.
I do not even know how to use panels to input code. There seem to be tons of panels to open.


02-12-2003, 12:23 AM
When it inds a "KNOPPIX" folder with a "KNOPPIX" file inside on a partition, it uses that as the cdrom. However, cdroms are read-only, and it mounts it read-only.
I'm not sure why this is, but it's a known issue.

02-12-2003, 01:32 AM
That is informative.
A question: Why then is my actual cdrom still workable. Did you mean to say that as far as you know, the actual cdrom is not usually detected?
This is not my experience.
Anyone else know a workaround?

02-12-2003, 01:40 AM
I guess I wasn't very clear, but when I say "use as cdrom" I mean that whatever partition has the "/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX" file/folder is treated as the cdrom - and it's mounted read only.

e.g. my setup :
/dev/hda2 on /cdrom type vfat (ro)

see, it's a hard drive partiton buy its mounted read only.
mount -o rw,remount /cdrom/

seems to fix the problem :
/dev/hda2 on /cdrom type vfat (rw)

The only issue is that knoppix_persistant_home doesn't work when installed on the same partition as the KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX file.