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    boot prompt too fast to add codes

    I have installed the system on the HD of an Acer Aspire Notebook. It appears to be running correctly.
    I would prefer to use an alternate desktop (XFCE not LXDE)
    When the boot prompt is displayed there is no time to add a cheat code.
    Is there some place that I can permanently modify the desktop?

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    If you want to modify the start of Knoppix within a HD installation you have to use the "edit" option of grub legacy.

    Within Knoppix you can use LXDE, KDE4 or Gnome3; XFCE isn't installed.

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    In the case of booting up KNOPPIX via Syslinux bootloader (or its derivatives), the TIMEOUT period can be bumped up by editing the syslinux.cfg file. The default path of the configuration file is /mnt-system/boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg .

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    Thanks for the responses:
    "~$ sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.1st" gives me an error and then opens a blank page
    Using "grub>" I am unable to find a way of editing menu.1st which looks as follows:
    How do I get in to edit this menu.1st?

    default 0
    timeout 30
    color cyan/blue white/blue

    title KMOPPIX
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 rootwait lang= ..... etc ... all on a single line.

    I am assuming that it is the 'default' that needs to be changed ... or is it the 'rootwait'?

    Thanks

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    The name of the file is "menu.lst" (little 'L'), not menu.1st.

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