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    Set mointpoint bootable pendrive

    Hello,

    I am trying to set my knoppix bootable pendrive to a fixed mount point a boot.
    Just like booting from a CD the drive is (always?) mounted at sr0.

    I am using the pendrive to test harddisk drives. When one drive has a failure, the current bootable pendrive is trying to search for the mnt-system on a defective drive and knoppix wont boot. (hanging on searching for knoppix on /dev/sdXX)
    If the pendrive is set to a fixed point, knoppix does not have to search and wil instant boot.

    Thank you.

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    Set mointpoint bootable pendrive

    Hello,

    Found something....

    I am using the kn-script to build my knoppix iso.
    In /opt/knx/minirt-rd I found a file "init"

    while editing this file I found at line 175 "findknoppix()" function.
    Guess I have to try to change the way how knoppix is searching for mnt-system on /dev/ in a way it does not scan all the /dev/sdX drives.

    I am using all the same pendrives so there must be a way to mount the mnt-system on a fixed mount point. Maybe by model name!?

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    at boot you can use fromhd cheatcodes

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    @ Blacksimon:
    The device name of the Knoppix pendrive must be known before you can use the fromhd boot option.

    @ wjp79:
    Within the init script of the minirt.gz you could try to restrict the device names to the USB devices. (Maybe you can skip every device that is not a USB device.)

    I think the whole task is for very advanced users of Linux only.

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