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Josiah

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Okay, I decided to go with knoppix and have no idea what to do...can someone walk me through the steps? Right now I have it downloaded and it is a folder on my desktop...what in the folder do i burn to the cd...what do I have to do to the bios...and how can I log out of the live cd when I am done and return to windows ME...finally will it hurt windows to do this...

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What software do you have to burn CD's? You need to burn the file as an ISO so it boots up when you start the computer...
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well, i downloaded the file unto my mac so i will use finder for mac, then take the cd to me ME downstairs...could I just put the .iso unto a cd or is their more
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I haven't used mac, but there should be an option when u burn the cd that says something like "burn as ISO image". Should say something like that.
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I got my disc burn using disc utility...now what should I do to prep my pc...is it safer to use a boot floppy than to set the bios to check for boot cd and can i reverse the bios to not boot from cd later
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No, not any safer at all. Just change your bios to boot from cd. Knoppix will boot up. Mess around with as long as you want. When you are done, restart your computer and change the bios back and then it will boot to your hard drive.
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thanks, I will backup some data and try it out...keep you posted
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one more question before i boot knoppix; how will launch firefox so if I need help I can consult the web or any other app for that matter ,and will I have to go through any comand line stuff if so what should I type in...
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You should be able to connect to the internet with the live CD. You might have to enable the ethernet though. I had to do that once with pclinux but that was the only one.
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okay, knoppix was a success,thanks ,but now my bios says cd first, floppy second, and hard drive third; was it like this or did i do this when I went into the bios and how do I change it back, it went beck to ME when the cd was out ,but my question is if i have any old cd in the drive will it try to boot off that or will it just try to boot off a lunix cd, i am afriad to restart my computer with a cd in it untill i know what to do with my bios...
thanks lunix was good
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You can change your bios back to harddrive first if you want. For your computer to be able to boot to a CD, the CD has to contain bootable files.
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I had a good experience with knoppix, it has a lot of included software but runs very slow off cd very slow
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Edited by Josiah, 28 January 2006 - 08:08 AM.

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No, ur PC only boots of CDs with a special file on them called an INI (im pretty sure).

I have my BIOS set to CD first and I have never had issues with it booting to a non-bootable cd
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thanks for the answer ,but i am a little upset because knoppix is so slow on a cd it always freezes but that is the cd; would it run faster on a usb flash drive?

Edited by Josiah, 28 January 2006 - 01:17 PM.

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it just runs slow because its running off the CD and not the hard drive. If u install it, it will probably run much faster.
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