Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: where is the how to install?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3

    where is the how to install?

    I have downnloaded the live cd and the dvd and can get as far as the partitioner. Where do I go from there? I have several partitions on my hd and would like to install Knoppix 6.2 on sda6. I have a swap partition at sda2. I would like to put my /home folder on sda10. I have installed many distros on this same computer by gui. I have never installed from the command line. I am at a loss on how to install this distro. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks, Harold

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3
    Cough! Anyone there?

  3. #3
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Asheville, NC, USA
    Posts
    528
    Quote Originally Posted by houndhen View Post
    I have downnloaded the live cd and the dvd and can get as far as the partitioner. Where do I go from there? I have several partitions on my hd and would like to install Knoppix 6.2 on sda6. I have a swap partition at sda2. I would like to put my /home folder on sda10. I have installed many distros on this same computer by gui. I have never installed from the command line. I am at a loss on how to install this distro. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks, Harold
    Hey-

    It sounds like you want to use Knoppix like a "regular" Linux distro, which is mostly discouraged here in this forum (unless you intend to re-master Knoppix.) Since Knoppix is explicitly intended for use as a "live CD" (including flash media), there are a number of things that are optimized differently than, for instance, Debian - the base distro for Knoppix.

    The "install commands" are in the Preferences menu, on versions >6. The "normal" Linux hard drive install (deprecated, as I said) will do what you expect, I think, but the installed Linux system will probably not be optimal for you. It is possible, though, to use the flash install utility to make a "hard drive install" with what's called a "persistent image" that gives the effect of changing the copied core system (which in fact is unchanging.) This 2nd utility requires the first partition, which must be formatted FAT32, but is otherwise fairly comprehensive and reliable. Obviously, it works well with flash media, too. Let us know if you have other questions, and EnJoy!

    Cheers!
    Krishna

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3
    Thanks, krishna for your answer and information. Looks like I would be better off not trying to install knoppix on my hd. I have Mepis, Mint, and PCLOS installed on my system. Mepis is the distro that I use everyday. The others I keep updated so that I can use them if I really mess up Mepis. I do like to look at other distros to see if I can learn more about Linux. Don't need a flash drive install that I know of right now.

    Thanks again,
    Harold

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Asus H81M-C Intel LGA1150 DDR3 Desktop Motherboard MicroATX Socket H3  picture

Asus H81M-C Intel LGA1150 DDR3 Desktop Motherboard MicroATX Socket H3

$30.99



Dell Optiplex 790 Desktop Motherboard 0J3C2F 0HY9JP LGA 1155 DDR3 picture

Dell Optiplex 790 Desktop Motherboard 0J3C2F 0HY9JP LGA 1155 DDR3

$10.99



ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming AMD Socket B550 AM4 ATX M.2 Desktop Motherboard A picture

ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming AMD Socket B550 AM4 ATX M.2 Desktop Motherboard A

$109.99



Dell Optiplex 7010 Tower Motherboard (0KRC95) KRC95 LGA1155 TESTED picture

Dell Optiplex 7010 Tower Motherboard (0KRC95) KRC95 LGA1155 TESTED

$12.99



Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS WI-FI AMD Socket X570 AM4 ATX M.2 Desktop Motherboard picture

Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS WI-FI AMD Socket X570 AM4 ATX M.2 Desktop Motherboard

$99.99



ASUS TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING Intel B360 1151 LGA MicroATX Desktop Motherboard B picture

ASUS TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING Intel B360 1151 LGA MicroATX Desktop Motherboard B

$64.99



Gigabyte B365M DS3H WiFi Intel B365 1151 LGA MicroATX M.2 Desktop Motherboard B picture

Gigabyte B365M DS3H WiFi Intel B365 1151 LGA MicroATX M.2 Desktop Motherboard B

$59.99



MSI AMD AM4 Pro Series Motherboard B550M PRO-VDH WIFI picture

MSI AMD AM4 Pro Series Motherboard B550M PRO-VDH WIFI

$79.73



Intel DH67BL LGA 1155 Micro ATX DDR3 Motherboard with I/O Shield picture

Intel DH67BL LGA 1155 Micro ATX DDR3 Motherboard with I/O Shield

$39.99



MSI H61M-P31/W8 Intel LGA 1155 H61 B3 DDR3 Desktop Motherboard w/ IO  picture

MSI H61M-P31/W8 Intel LGA 1155 H61 B3 DDR3 Desktop Motherboard w/ IO

$24.99