Joined: Dec. 2003
||Posted: Dec. 29 2003,03:12
i had the same problem with an old laptop with a cyrix pentium1 clone (66mhz) and 16mb ram while installing from a dos partition..
to make dsl-hdinstall work i had to modify it... first, i told it to use ext3 instead of ext2 (that got me further on the process without hanging), then i had to change the lines that create a gzipped tar of the /KNOPPIX directory to actually use: cp -dvpR for each of the main directories found on /KNOPPIX one by one, e.g:
cd /mnt/hd; cp -dpvR /KNOPPIX/dev .
cd /mnt/hd; cp -dpvR /KNOPPIX/lib .
if it hangs on the process reboot, change the dsl-hdinstall so it doesn't format the hdd partition (but let it mount it), comment the copy command for the directories already copied so it could continue copying all that is missing and end the install correctly..
...you might have to do the process a few times.. i found out that it tends to hang when copying /KNOPPIX/lib and /KNOPPIX/usr/lib, so i let those two directories be the last ones to be copied.. and even then i gave the copy command for those two by hand in a shell.. then i commented the file copy commands on dsl-hdinstall and let it finish the installation normally...
hope it helps..