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    How to install Firefox with USB created from Knoppix 6.7 CD

    I've created a USB boot disk from a Knoppix 6.7 CD. The default browser is the Chromium web browser. How do I install Firefox?

    I've tried the following from the root terminal:

    sudo apt-get install mozilla-firefox

    which returns:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package mozilla-firefox

    Suggestions?

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    I can't seem to edit the previous post, so I'm adding a little more information with this post.

    I found the Synaptic Package Manager and a search does return firefox and the 4 packages, which look like they are installed.

    Maybe Firefox, just isn't in the menu? Don't know how to launch FF from LXTerminal, but Firefox command returns command not found same from root terminal

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    The Debian version of Firefox is called Iceweasel. You can find this web browser in the menu.

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    In the "Internet" menu section, I'm seeing 3 choices:

    Chromium Web Browser
    Pidgin Internet Messenger
    Terminal Server Client

    I did a quick scan of the other menu sections and don't see iceweasel or firefox listed, except in the synaptic package manager where a search for iceweasel gives iceweasel in the left pane and no packages in the right pane. A search for firefox gives firefox in the left pane and in the right pane:

    libmozjs2d
    libmozjs5d
    pcmanfm
    xulrunner-1.9.1

    All left squares are green and if I try to click on them, the message box indicates mark for removal, which I take means that they are present.

    Maybe I need to get the DVD rather than the CD? Although, I like the idea of installing the applications I want without having a lot of other applications that I don't use.

    I've created a USB boot drive from the 6.7 CD.

    Looking for weasels or foxes.

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    Hi, Denver Dave!

    I forgot to write how the Iceweasel web browser could be installed. I do it in a terminal with the commands
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    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get -t testing install iceweasel
    The Knoppix V6.7.0 CD has Chromium web browser as default browser, but Knoppix V6.7.1 CD comes with Iceweasel.

    Greetings

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    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# sudo apt-get update
    Get:1 http://security.debian.org stable/updates Release.gpg [836 B]
    Ign http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates/contrib Translation-en
    Ign http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates/main Translation-en

    [..... lines not shown]

    Get:35 http://ftp.de.debian.org stable-updates/contrib i386 Packages [14 B]
    Get:36 http://ftp.de.debian.org stable-updates/non-free i386 Packages [14 B]
    Fetched 24.0 MB in 1min 29s (269 kB/s)
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# sudo apt-get -t testing install iceweasel
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix#

    = = = =
    Maybe I need to get the 6.7.1 disk and maybe the DVD? I'm just trying to learn how knoppix works with regard to adding applications.

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    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
    I think that you are running two or more package management programs simultaneously. You have to close Synaptic package management before you issue the first apt-get command.

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    , I believe I shut everything down and rebooted for good measure. Results do look different

    [... previous lines omitted]

    Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org stable-updates/non-free i386 Packages
    Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org stable-updates/main i386 Packages
    Fetched 20.3 kB in 7s (2561 B/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# sudo apt-get -t testing install iceweasel
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    iceweasel : Depends: xulrunner-8.0 (>= 8.0-3) but it is not going to be installed
    keepnote : Depends: python-glade2 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

    = = = =
    At least knoppix is trying to install.

    .... seems like i've seen python-glade 2 before ....

    Sorry about the long list below, I'm not sur be what might be important:

    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# apt-get install python python-gtk2 python-glade2 libgtk2.0-dev
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    python-gtk2 is already the newest version.
    python-gtk2 set to manually installed.
    You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    gimp : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    hplip : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    libgtk2.0-dev : Depends: libgtk2.0-0 (= 2.20.1-2) but 2.24.5-3 is to be installed
    Depends: libglib2.0-dev (>= 2.23.6) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libpango1.0-dev (>= 1.20) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libatk1.0-dev (>= 1.29.2) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libcairo2-dev (>= 1.6.4-6.1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libx11-dev (>= 2:1.0.0-6) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxext-dev (>= 1:1.0.1-2) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxinerama-dev (>= 1:1.0.1-4.1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxi-dev (>= 1:1.0.1-4) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxrandr-dev (>= 1:1.2.99) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxcursor-dev but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxfixes-dev (>= 1:3.0.0-3) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxcomposite-dev (>= 1:0.2.0-3) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxdamage-dev (>= 1:1.0.1-3) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: pkg-config but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxml2-utils but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: debhelper but it is not going to be installed
    python : Depends: python2.7 (>= 2.7.2-3~) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: python-minimal (= 2.7.2-9) but 2.6.6-14 is to be installed
    python-brlapi : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-cairo : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-compizconfig : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-cups : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-dbus : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-gconf : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-glade2 : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-gnome2 : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-gobject : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-gtk2 : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-imaging : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-numpy : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-pyorbit : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    python-uno : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.2-9 is to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix#

    ... so far have not started up synaptic again.

    ...whew

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    Tried this again after the keepnote attempt:

    just this command

    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# sudo apt-get -t testing install icewease
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package icewease
    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix#

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    With the Knoppix V6.7.0 Live-CD I did the following.

    My first step was to download keepnote_0.7.6-1_all.deb from the web page mentioned earlier in the other thread. I opened a terminal and issued
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i /home/knoppix/Downloads/keepnote_0.7.6-1_all.deb
    I got an error message concerning dependency issues. Many packages are updated since the release date of Knoppix V6.7.0. Therefore it is no wonder that you have to upgrade more packages than you can imagine.
    After some attempts I found the minimum of packages to be updated in order to be able to install the keepnote package.
    In the terminal I issued
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get -t testing install python-glade2 python-gtk2 python-numpy python-gnome2 libc6 locales python-gconf libc-bin libc6-dev libc-dev-bin gcc-4.6 libmpfr4 libquadmath0 libgomp1 libgcc1 cpp-4.6 gcc-4.6-base multiarch-support libgfortran3 libstdc++6
    I got an error message about the running screensaver and another one about a serious problem concerning UNIONFS. My solution is to switch over to the console 1 and issue the following commands. (Because the graphical desktop environment will be terminated be sure that you do not have any other important program running.)

    Usually you can change to the console 1 with the command
    Code:
    sudo chvt 1
    in the terminal or by pressing the three keys Ctrl-Alt-F1 simultaneously.

    The commands I issued in the console were
    Code:
    init 2
    chroot /UNIONFS/
    dpkg -a --configure
    apt-get -t testing -f install
    exit
    init 5
    I was back in the desktop environment. Then I issued
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -t testing install iceweasel
    Afterwards I found the menu item "Iceweasel" in the "Internet" menu.

    I hope this helps.
    Last edited by klaus2008; 12-05-2011 at 09:58 PM.

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