View Full Version : Problem while booting customized knoppix

03-01-2003, 06:13 AM

I have made a lot of progress customizing knoppix and now I have gnome 2.2 with BlueCurve, XFree4.2.99 and a trimmed size to 384 MB... I created the image file as mentioned in this tutorial http://gnubox.dyndns.org:8080/~sunil/knoppix.php

When I try to boot to knoppix with the 384 MB KNOPPIX file in /dev/hda3/KNOPPIX (ext2 partition), I get this error:

Accessing KNOPPIX CDROM at /dev/hda3...
Starting init process.
INIT: version 2.78-knoppix booting

Activating swap...
Checking root file system...
fsck 1.32 (09-Nov-2002)
fsck.ext2: Is a directory while trying to open /
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap), the filesystem is corrupt, try to manually repair and reboot.

e2fsck -b 8193 .... <-------This command doesn't make any difference...

CONTROL-D will exit and REBOOT the system:



Any ideas?[/url]

09-22-2003, 09:33 PM
I have the same error after editied miniroot.gz.. I think it comes from cloop.. did you find any solution ?

03-07-2004, 10:02 PM
Did anyone come up w/ a solution for this? If so, what is it?


03-31-2004, 12:04 PM
I've same problem .I've removed /etc/fstab but nothing happens :-(

03-31-2004, 10:10 PM
i have been recently working with creatin a kernel 2.6.4 for a Live CD.

me and the team of developers im working with experienced a similar problem wen booting from an hard drive install of our new kernel.

we found that the solution was to alter the /etc/fstab.

the line that states about your hard drive may have a 0 1 at the end.

if you change this to 0 0 it may work

i wood have put exactly how it would look but i aint got access to a Linux comp at the mo and cant remeber it off hand

hope my description helps


04-01-2004, 05:32 PM
Thanks. May be my problem was i've to run knoppix-autoconfig *before* another script, I've done a symlink from /etc/init.d/knoppix-autoconfig to /etc/rcS.d/S00knoppix-autoconfig and now it works fine!

The harddisk init scripts seems to be no the same from CD scripts.