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Old 03-31-2005, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just recently download Knoppix Version 3.6. I have created 2 new partitions using Partition Magic 8.0 (EXT2 - 20 GB's, SWAP AREA - 512MB's). I tried to install it, and it gave me this error message:
Error: Formatting of failed. Some messages from mkfs.ext: Usage: mkfs.ext3 [-c:-t:-l filena,e] [-b block-size] [-f fragment-size] [-i bytes-per-inode] [-j journal options] [-N number-of-inodes]

Can anyone help me here? I am also trying to have a dual boot: Knoppix 3.6 and Windows XP Professional.

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Knoppix cannot be installed. It is designed to run off a CD, and since no installer exists, it would be almost impossible to install Knoppix.

If I were you, I would consider looking into another distro of Linux like SuSE, Fedora, or Debian.
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See, there is in installer. Most people think that there isn't. but there is. At the KDE Desktop, you press control+alt+F1, and that takes you to you to the root colsole. There, you type in "Knoppix-installer" and it runs the installer. I have tried demain. I am such a noob at Linux, its not even funny. I NEED something that's as easy to use as Knoppix, and also easy to install (especially for noobs like me).
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Yes you can install Knoppix, I'm sure of that. Don't know why you can't though.

Another easy-to-use distribution of Linux would be SuSE or Mandrake. Try downloading either of those and see if they install. I'd start with SuSE as it'll be a smaller download.

Although you can install Knoppix, it was never one of it's primary functions, it was designed to boot from a CD, so maybe they didn't perfect the installer quite so well.
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