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    Can't make boot floppy when installing

    Hi

    I am just starting with Knoppix, and am trying to set up a double boot system with windows XP and Knoppix. The howto I am following says I need this boot floppy later to copy some files off, to make the dual boot work.
    But, the knoppix-installer won't make the boot floppy, but instead says:

    knoppix@ttyp0[knoppix]$ sudo knoppix-installer
    Can't remove /usr/share/applications/./Ethereal.desktop: Read-only file system, skipping file.
    Can't remove /usr/share/applications/./EtherealAsRoot.desktop: Read-only file system, skipping file.
    Can't remove /usr/share/applications/./qtparted.desktop: Read-only file system, skipping file.
    Can't remove /usr/share/applnk/./Settings/Peripherals/kxconfig.desktop: Read-only file system, skipping file.
    /dev/mapper/control: open failed: No such device
    Is device-mapper driver missing from kernel?
    /dev/mapper/control: open failed: No such device
    Is device-mapper driver missing from kernel?
    Incompatible libdevmapper 1.00.19-ioctl (2004-07-03)(compat) and kernel driver
    Warning: /dev/hdb1 is not on the first disk
    Warning: Unable to determine video adapter in use in the present system.
    mke2fs 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
    Filesystem label=
    OS type: Linux
    Block size=1024 (log=0)
    Fragment size=1024 (log=0)
    184 inodes, 1440 blocks
    72 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
    First data block=1
    1 block group
    8192 blocks per group, 8192 fragments per group
    184 inodes per group

    Writing inode tables: done
    Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

    This filesystem will be automatically checked every 24 mounts or
    180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
    /dev/fd0: Input/output error
    mount: you must specify the filesystem type
    Ignoring entry 'boot'
    Ignoring entry 'install'
    Ignoring entry 'map'
    Warning: COMPACT may conflict with LBA32 on some systems
    /dev/mapper/control: open failed: No such device
    Is device-mapper driver missing from kernel?
    /dev/mapper/control: open failed: No such device
    Is device-mapper driver missing from kernel?
    Incompatible libdevmapper 1.00.19-ioctl (2004-07-03)(compat) and kernel driver
    Fatal: read /dev/fd0: Input/output error
    umount: /mnt/hdinstall/floppy: not mounted

    (This is the total output in the terminal window)
    After this a window appears saying, Install Complete.

    But the floppy doesn't work, so I can't continue.
    Could anyone tell me what to do about it?

    Thx,

    Joris

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    Can you boot to the Knoppix hd install? If you can then delete the desktop icon and create a new one. These (cdrom,cdrom1 and floppy icons) are basically place holders and need to be deleted and recreated. Right click on desktop and create a new device. Select floppy device then in the tab choose fd0(/floppy) or something like that. After you do that it should work. The same can be done for the rom drives. A symlink for these might need to be added. If thats the case open a console and su, then type: ln -sf /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrom if your cdrom drive is on scd0. This can be checked in the Info Center in the K menu.

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    Solved

    Hey there,

    just letting you know that the problem is solved. Had a bad floppy. So I tried it with another floppy and now I'm up and running

    thx though

    Joris

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