Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 30 2004,03:33
/knoppix folder bootable only from a Primary Partition?
I did place the /knoppix directory in my /dev/hdb1 which is a mandrake partition on the second hard drive on my computer. Damn Small Linux finds /knoppix there just fine. I have to use a boot floppy.
However, I tried to place the /knoppix folder in /dev/hda11, and DSL could not find it, for some reason. I have a 20 GB hard drive, with quite a few linux distro's there. I have a Mandrake 8 install at /dev/hda11, and it's only about 30% full, so I thought that would be a good place to put /knoppix.
The only thing that comes to mind is that /dev/hda11 a logical partition in the
extended partition /dev/hda2 on the hard drive. Maybe knoppix/DSL cannot find
the /knoppix folder in such a partition.
On the other computer, /knoppix was in /dev/hdb1, a primary partition on
the slave hard drive. Damn Small Linux has no trouble finding it there.
So, to get it to work, I had to move the /knoppix folder back to /dev/hda1, the
only primary partition on the hard drive, and that is, btw, the Windows 98 partition. On a big hard drive like this, I could have partitioned it differently, but all the other linux distros work fine in logical partitions, so I did not know there might be a problem. Of course, I could just do a 'hard drive install" of DSL, go from there, I suppose.
On that issue, anyone know how to get a /knoppix folder to boot _without_ a boot floppy? Is there a way to boot it from within Windows? I do just that with loadlin.exe, with a bunch of linux distros. I put icons
on the desktop, and go from there. Also, I have a ms-dos batch file menu that runs first, and allows me to select from all the operating systems on the hard drive, even umdos setups like Grey Cat Linux!
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