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    How to install Knoppix from USB PenDrive to HDD on a laptop with Win10 pre-installed?

    Question (1): How to install Knoppix from USB PenDrive to HDD on a laptop with Win10 pre-installed?

    A used laptop received with only Win10 installed. My need is to install Knoppix and Debian and later on do away with Doze.

    The HDD has been suitably partitioned using gparted using Knoppix8.2 on USB PenDrive. The details are here: HP_i3_4Gen_Laptop_rajibando, including setting up the drives where the OSes would be installed.

    How to install first Knoppix 8.2 and then Debian 9.11.0, on the HDD without changing the Doze MBR? I don't want to get rid of Doze immediately. Could the code:
    Code:
    grub-install --root-directory=/media/sdXN /dev/sdX s.t. X=Alphabet letter, N=Number
    help me set up a Grub menu list using the PenDrive Knoppix? Ihave run Debian Set-up and it generates a Menu List, but I have never tested using Knoppix.

    The reason why I can't use Debian first is because I don't want to burn a DVD drive with the Live ISO. Also, I don't know much about the new Grub, the specific (loop) code for Debian Live 9.11.0 to boot the OS from its image and practical issues and trouble-shooting. Which brings me to my next question.

    Question (2): Which among these files are responsible for the Menu-List?

    The files within the boot directory are found by:
    Code:
    /media/sdb1/boot/syslinux$ ls
    balder.img
    bootefi.msg
    boot.msg
    f2
    f3
    german.kbd
    gfxboot.c32
    grub.exe
    ifcpu64.c32
    ldlinux.c32
    libcom32.c32
    libmenu.c32
    libutil.c32
    linux
    linux64
    logo.16
    memdisk
    memtest
    menu.c32
    minirt.gz
    syslinux.cfg
    syslnx32.cfg
    syslnx64.cfg
    vesa.c32
    vesainfo.c32
    vesamenu.c32


    Of these, the binary ones that are eliminated as probable candidates from being Menu-List files are:
    balder.img
    bootefi.msg
    boot.msg
    f2
    f3
    german.kbd
    gfxboot.c32
    grub.exe
    ifcpu64.c32
    ldlinux.c32
    libcom32.c32
    libmenu.c32
    libutil.c32
    linux
    linux64
    logo.16
    memdisk
    memtest
    menu.c32
    minirt.gz
    vesa.c32
    vesainfo.c32
    vesamenu.c32

    Which leaves these probable candidates being Menu-List:
    syslinux.cfg
    syslnx32.cfg
    syslnx64.cfg

    I have only used init 3 code-bit or these three files. This brings me to the third question:

    Question (3): How to compose for a full-fledged menu list?

    I am also testing and preparing a specific loopback code for Debian 9.11.0 simulatneously, but haven't yet found success.

    Any help that could be extended?

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    [Solved] Debian before Knoppix ...

    In fact, this is easier than it appears!

    I used Debian lxde Live Stretch 9.11.0 DVD, made an exact copy of it on the USB pendrive. Used that drive to install Debian Stretch 9.11.0 on the HDD.

    Following Debian, Knoppix ISO could be extracted and copied to a dedicated partition and Grub be used to boot Knoppix.

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