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    32 bit installed not 64 bit

    I got the knoppix latest version. Booted with knoppix64 from DVD. uname shows
    that it is using the 64 bit version. Cool. Installed to hard drive, but it installs 32 bit?
    I installed it to an SSD drive which makes it very fast, but not all of the memory is
    recognized.

    Another thing is that version 7 doesn't allow the Browse for smb printers. Version 6
    works perfectly and finds my XP host and printer. Everything is good with that.

    Wireless detected perfectly in knoppix 7. How do I get rid of the exploding windows
    when they close. I cannot find out how to change that. It should be an easy right?

    Thanks - you guys are all great. Gals too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenzda View Post
    How do I get rid of the exploding windows
    when they close?
    Main Menu>Preferences>CompizConfuguration..>Effects>Ani mations Add-on[x]
    Uncheck this option.

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    Thank you so much. Could not find it!!

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    I tried to boot with a DVD and knoppix64 fromhd=/dev/sda. It is looking for a usb. sda is the hard drive. How would I
    get it to see the hard drive. It also says my SSD is not partitioned. I thought I did that when installed it to the hard drive.
    Hmmm. I think if I tried to use gpart I would lose all my data. No big deal, since I can start over if needed.

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    What happens if you try
    Code:
    knoppix fromhd=/dev/sda1
    What is the output from
    Code:
    blkid
    and
    Code:
    fdisk -l

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    Thanks Werner!

    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# blkid:

    /dev/zram0: UUID="3e104d0a-d92e-44bb-b375-02cbb0259263" TYPE="swap"
    /dev/sda1: UUID="0d71ae1b-0b47-4a51-b158-c5911839c787" TYPE="swap"
    /dev/sda2: UUID="b65f0041-e743-41f4-94a2-6496dfbcae97" TYPE="reiserfs"
    /dev/sr0: LABEL="KNOPPIX" TYPE="iso9660"

    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 2104514 1052257 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda2 * 2104515 234436544 116166015 83 Linux

    knoppix fromhd=/dev/sda2 looks for usb??

    If I put knoppix64 on a usb it works. Not so much a hard drive.

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    Go to /boot and copy vmlinuz-3.6.11-64 into vmlinuz and it will default to the 64 bit kernel on boot.

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    Code:
    knoppix fromhd=/dev/sda2
    looks for usb??
    No, it looks for a Poor man's install - no matter whether this install is on an internal harddrive, external USB drive or USB stick. You only have to know the right partition name and number at boot time.
    Last edited by Werner P. Schulz; 05-01-2013 at 10:36 AM.

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    Thanks so much Werner. Works. So easy!

    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# uname -r
    3.4.9-64

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