View Full Version : Knoppix on Fujitsu P2120 laptop

02-25-2003, 07:33 PM

Knoppix newbie questrion:
I tried to install Knoppix on my P2120. In order to make it run I need to use 'knoppix ide0=ata66 ide1=ata66 pci=bios screen=1280x768' . This laptop has Ali chipset so it hangs on IDE detection without additional parameters. After successfull hd installation (at least I went thru all steps till LILO was installed), I cannot boot because additional parameters were not appedned in LILO. When I boot from CD again I cannot modify lilo.conf on /dev/hda1, why?


02-25-2003, 08:21 PM
Two possible reasons:

1) The Knoppix Live CD mounts your hard drive as read only by default. You have to unmount it, change the permissions, then remount it.

2) The file may require root permission to access it.

You can run programs as root in Knoppix by starting a Konsole shell session and typing sudo before your command.


sudo kate /etc/lilo.conf

Hope this helps!