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    I have tried to install knoppix with a reiserfs partion but when I go for the installation knoppix will automatically change the partition for ext3. What I have to do to install it on a reiserfs partion? Is this something the must be done before the installation when I am running knoppix from the CD, or this is something that is done after, once knoppix is installed in to the HD?

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    knoppix-installer will format the partition before installing everything...so it's formatting over the reiserfs format you're doing. You need to tell the installer script to use reiserfs, which you do by editing the .knofig file. You'll see what to change when you open the file. The easiest way is to configure all the stuff you can through the installer then choose to exit the installer and say yes when it asks if you want to save the configuration. Then I believe the .knofig file is in the /root directory. Edit it as root and then go back into the installer script again. You can see what it's going to do before you install...it should say that it's going to format with reiserfs.

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    you do by editing the .knofig file




    Could You tell me how to "edit" a file? I am new to linux.

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    I'm just curius.

    Why do you want to use raiserfs?

    If i was you i would stick to the defaults and try to learn more about GNU/Linux first!

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    I read that reiserfs is faster than ext3. This is the reason why I would give it a try. Also since my box is new so I don't have data and or any particular configuration.

    Could You tell me where I can learn more about GNU/linux?.

    Thank You for any advices.

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    You edit a file in linux the same way you do in DOS/Windows - with an editor. Could be Kate, KWrite, or even OpenOffice, I suppose, as long as you save as plain text. From the console, you could use midnight commander (mc). If you were in DOS or Windows and wanted to edit, say autoexec.bat, you could do it in Windows by opening the file in Notepad and saving the file on exit. Or, if at a DOS prompt, you'd go to the appropriate directory (C:\ or C:\Windows - wherever the file is kept), and type "edit autoexec.bat" (or "edlin autoexec.bat" if you're really old). Anyway, think of Kate as the linux Notepad, and "mc" as the linux Edit (or edlin). You can right-click the file from the KDE desktop and select open with, and select your editor, or if you're in a console, go to the directory and type "mc filename".

    Best way to learn is live CD with persistent home, IMO. I think when you asked how to edit a file, you may have left some with the impression that you aren't yet ready for a full hd install. I don't know if that's the case or not - only you can answer that. I can just tell you that I don't think I'm ready yet, and I'm doing fine with booting from hd image "poor man's", using "from hd" cheat code, with a peristent home. I read where probono does this too, and if he can do what he does with that, I figure it has to be good enough for me too.

    There is a sticky at the top of the General Support section, with a link to Linux in a Nutshell, which is really good at explaining console commands. There are some really great howtos and FAQs at the Debian site that are very helpful also. I often link to them in my responses.

    jd

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    I think when you asked how to edit a file, you may have left some with the impression that you aren't yet ready for a full hd install.
    I have already installed knoppix in my hardrive with ext3, but somebody wrote that reiserfs is faster than ext3! This is the reason why I want to go for reiserfs type installation.
    I think I will have to study more the commands; this is something really new for me!

    Thank You.

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