install knoppix

in the last few day i found out about how interesting knoppix is. it’s small, u can put it inside one cd or u can put it in 1gb flash drive. but i dont have a 1gb flash usb drive. i have 1gb microsd card. but i want to try to install knoppix to it by the method in the net told about. i try to look for it anywhere but i found the instruction in really work. the knoppix was installed in the micro, but when i try it something went wrong. i dont know how to fix it, i have googling again i guess. the fuzzy thing is the knoppix asking for some password when accessing the 2nd partition of home persistent partition.

but first let me write the step from tux machine in here in very simple word (at least the word that i understand)
1. run the knoppix in your pc or in your live cd. but i use live cd here.
2. knoppix sign like pinguin beside the kde icon, set password for root. write ur own pass
3. insert your micro. click K menu – system – gparted. we are going to partition the micro.
4. i believe u know how to partition the flash or hdd using gparted rite so just create at least :
a. partition 1 with 750mb, fat16 and flagged as boot.
b. partition 2 with the rest or 200 mb and fat16 but dont flag it.
c. the rest if u have any room left
5. open the terminal, umount the micro. in this case i have my micro as /dev/sda1. it could be differ for your maching.
$umount /dev/sda1
6. install syslinux system in your micro.
$syslinux -sf /dev/sda1 or syslinux /dev/sda1
7. back to kde. mount ur micro anywhere. for example /mnt/sda1. make it writable. click on the desktop icon of sda1, right click, choose change it to write-read mode.
8. open your file manager. K menu – system – more application – file manager super user mode
9. open your cdrom (livecd) in file manager. copy all the files in cdrom/boot/isolinux to the root of your micro/sda1.
10. go to your root dir of your sda1 and rename the isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg
11. still there, delete isolinux.bin (i dont know how this is effect)
12. copy all the folder KNOPPIX in your cdrom livecd to your sd1 in the root folder. overwrite all if necessary. it it say no, means that u have not use the file manager in super user or root user. try it again. or do it in a konsole. a manuall copy like
$cp -rf /cdrom/KNOPPIX /mnt/sda1
13. open syslinux.cfg (in ur flash) in kwrite or any text editor. add this line at the 2nd line of the command at the end of it
dma noeject noprompt home=/media/sda2/knoppix.img

here are the explanation from the tuxmachines.
-dma” turns on dma settings for all hard drives and CD-ROM drives, which can speed things up
-“noeject” and “noprompt” makes it so that Knoppix won’t try to eject the CD (since you’re using a USB key) and won’t prompt you to remove the CD before rebooting
-“/home=/media/sda2/knoppix.img” will load your soon-to-be-made persistent disk image

14. create a persistent disk image. K menu – configure – create a persistent disk image
15. use ur root password. create a disk persistent in ur partition 2 of your micro. the 200mb thing remember?
16. finished. try to boot it. remember not all the pc or notebook can boot from flash. but mine can. it’s the quantel t8. it said it can.

but here is what i confuse. when booting it, it asking the password to write to the persisten image. i put my root password but not working. so i havent try it again. but i write again if something new come up.

nov 18,2008
so i just find out today that when i created the persisten image i click the dialog to put an encryption password that i forgot what it was. now when creating it, i dont click the encrypt password in to it.

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