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    Restore Knoppix Config Always Fails

    I am unable to restore saved Knoppic configurations from a floppy disk. I have used floppy's formatted to DOS and ext2 and had no luck. I'm using Knoppix v3.2-2003-06-06-EN.

    I've tried pression the F2 key on boot and typing "knoppix myconfig=scan" and "knoppix myconfig=/mnt/auto/floppy" and it fails both ways. Here are the messages from the boot screen.

    Checking /mnt/ for Knoppix configuration files...
    Filesystem not autodetected, trying to mount /dev/ with AES256 encryption
    /dev/ Is a directory
    Mount failed, retry? [Y,n]

    I'd really like to be able to save and restore Knoppix configurations. Does anyone else have this problem?

    -jb

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    :x I have the exact same problem. I read somewhere you can save the config on /dev/hda1 but when you go to the back up config utility in KDE it doesn't give you that option. Maybe someone will post a solution.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzman
    I have the exact same problem. I read somewhere you can save the config on /dev/hda1 but when you go to the back up config utility in KDE it doesn't give you that option. Maybe someone will post a solution.
    Cheers
    I currently store Knoppix's configuration, and home directory, on a USB memory key. It works well with the current version even though the floppy disk save does not.

    I have a simple USB v1.1 key with no hidden partitions.


    -jb

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    Found out from another thread on this forum that "Knoppix myconfig=" will not work if you want to save your working config to floppy. You have to use " Knoppix floppyconf " when you boot up. Save your config to floppy with the utility provided in KDE.

    Try this it worked for me

    Spazzman

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzman
    Found out from another thread on this forum that "Knoppix myconfig=" will not work if you want to save your working config to floppy.
    I looked everywhere (including the archives) when I first ran across this problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by spazzman
    You have to use " Knoppix floppyconf " when you boot up. Save your config to floppy with the utility provided in KDE. Try this it worked for me
    It certainly does work.

    I guess somebody updated the program, but forgot to update the Save Configuration dialog and the Boot-Up help screen.

    Thanks for posting back.


    -jb

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    Quote Originally Posted by jBeach

    I guess somebody updated the program, but forgot to update the Save Configuration dialog and the Boot-Up help screen.

    -jb
    Hopefully that will be solved I have filed a bug report in the Bugzilla and updated the cheat codes to reflect the changes that have been found.

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