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    booting knoppix on laptop with no hard drive

    I changed the bios order on an old dell latitude laptop so i could install linux, and afterward, the computer seems to think it has no hard drive. i have tried putting a different hard drive that i know works in the bay, but still the computer acts as if there were no hard drive at all.

    i have successfully booted a mandrake move disk on this computer, but knoppix seems to hang at hardware detection. is there a cheat code i can use to make knoppix skip hard drive detection at boot up?

    thank you

    neal

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    boot knoppix with the cheat code:
    knoppix nofstab

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    thank you

    okay. thank you both for the help.

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