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Thread: Which command is the right one?

  1. #1
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    Which command is the right one?

    Hello everybody,
    I'm about to install knoppix on my computer. And I am just wondering which install-command I should use?

    sudo knoppix-installer


    sudo knx-install

    ...the thing is that i've heard that "sudo knoppix-installer" doesn't work correctly. Is this just a rumor, or is it more unstable then "sudo knx-install"?

    I also have another question,

    I have 2 harddrives, but I only want knoppix on one of them (hd1b). I am currently running WinXP Home ( ), but I would still like to have that OS installed on my other drive (hd1a). So is this possible to have, without everything getting fu**ed up when I boot my computer? for an example, in cfdisc. Should I have my winXp-drive marked as "boot", as well as my knoppix partition? Hmm...that last question just popped in my head, oh well...hope it didn't get all to fuzzy for you to understand!


    Problem #1: Which installation-command to use?
    Problem #2: How to install knoppix safely, and still be able to boot winXP as usuall.



  2. #2
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    I still use knx-install, but suspect I may be in a tiny minority.

    The part of the other install which seems to be problematic is the disk partitioning. You could use cfdisk from the CD to do that. Then use the knoppix-installer (choose the Debian option).

    There's no need to make the XP drive bootable (and to do so may be dangerous). Cfdisk will let you choose what partitions (or drives) to modify, so used with a modicum of care, you'll be OK.

    You have the labelling slightly askew. From what you're telling us, you have XP on the first hard drive (as primary master) = hda, and you want Linux on the second drive (the primary slave) = hdb. The digits after (for example) hda (hda1, hda2 etc.) refer to partitions. HTH

  3. #3
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    I don't really know for sure, because I haven't seen all of these threads discussing particular issues with knoppix-installer. But I suspect that alot of them arise because people chose the Knoppix-style install. The Debian-style install is what you want, and is the one that is similar to knx-hdinstall. I'd suggest trying knoppix-installer first, because it will allow you to name your user, rather than having to go in and change it manually later on (which isn't too hard, but why do it if you don't have to?).

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    i had the same issue when I decided to install knoppix on my hd.

    I end up using knoppix-installer and it worked great.

    I think future version of knoppix should have just one one installer. Why have two things that do the same thing? well.. i know knoppix-installer is not perfect.. yet anyways.

  5. #5
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    I used knx, id reccomend just making a boot disk for Knoppix and not let it write to your mbr.

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