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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2004 17:32      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Dman, I think TFD meant installer, not uninstaller (extra u), since he was asking how to install Debian via Knoppix.

Quite so. Well, then just look at the backticked commands that I cited [Smile] . Not to mention the Knoppix links I provided above. It's really easy.

Recipe for installing Knoppix
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Ingredients:
(1) Computer
(1) Hard drive with 2 partitions available
(1) Person with mild computer competency
(1) Knoppix bootable GNU/Linux CD

Preparation
1. Boot computer with Knoppix disc inserted (with boot to CD enabled in the BIOS)
2. From KDE:
  a. Click K menu
  b. Knoppix
  c. Root shell
  d. Type `knx-hdinstall` (or `knoppix-installer` if you feel lucky) [backticks are unncessary]
  e. Answer the questions appropriately, with the only mildly complicated question being the partitioning phase
  f. Reboot computer
3. When the KPersonalizer screen appears, choose the language that is appropriate to you (it might not be "Deutch" :-P)
4. Make sure the following is at the end of your /etc/fstab: (`knx-hdinstall` is forgetful about this, I hear)
code:
usbdevfs   /proc/bus/usb  usbdevfs  defaults                                 0  0

  NB. You will need to become root to edit this file, of course, `su -c "kate /etc/fstab"` might be the easiest way from a `konsole` if you're not too command line friendly [Smile] .

P.S. These instructions were meant for *anyone*, therefore I may have made it a little more obvious than some of our readers need [Smile] .

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2004 17:49      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Quoth Xanthine:
Yes, that means I can follow directions and *gasp* use a screwdriver. [Roll Eyes]
Er, this is only meant as a compliment, but that's a lot better than many people [Smile] . Hell, we had trouble today getting one of our coworkers in the IT Dept. to follow directions [Razz] .

Does little guidance mean telling me exactly what to type and even reaching over my shoulder to type it? I had no idea what I was telling the damn thing to do half the time - I think I need to find a list of useful commands and commit it to memory. [Razz]
Oh, there's lots of those (list). I should give you a copy of my Linux-Mandrake User's and Reference guides (from 7.1) - that's where I first learned how to use Linux...great guide. (Actually, I'm sure some of them can be downloaded, or at the very least, I should have a copy of some of the PDFs somewhere.)

Yes, I am clueless. Bear with me. I'm trying. And before you write me off as a complete fool, remember - I can wield a mean screwdriver. Just ask the dragon. [Big Grin]
You are far from clueless [Smile] . I'd also point out that I have a great deal of admiration for people who try to learn new things, and who are adaptable. Far too often, I see people who are set in their ways (most often, I'm thinking about this w.r.t. technology), and never go beyond the little that they have learned. It was so sad to see this one woman who saved all her documents in Word 2000 using "File->Save As..." Why did she do this? Because its adaptive menus hid "Save" and she never discovered downward pointing chevrons that reveal all of the choices (also achieved by holding the menu title down for ~2 seconds), or the button on the toolbar, or CTRL-S. So instead of doing the normal thing of clicking the Save button, or pressing Ctrl-S, she would save the file over itself every single time. I'm not even sure if I even tried to explain this to her, or felt it would be a losing battle. All I know is that this is really sad :-/.

Oh yeah, and I have just a little bit of proficency with a screwdriver - just as the lab rat. Then again, don't [Razz] .

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Icon 12 posted January 17, 2004 23:27      Profile for Just_Jess_B   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome.

I think there's geeks of all sorts here: chemistry geeks, physics geeks, biology geeks, biochemistry geeks, biophysics geeks, astronomy geeks, astrophysics geeks, Linux geeks, Mac Geeks, Unix geeks, Sun geeks, Perl geeks, Windows geeks, board game geeks, console game geeks, role-playing geeks, drama geeks, photography geeks, painting geeks, drawing geeks, sculpture geeks, art history geeks, computer graphics geeks, computer animation geeks, design geeks, psychology geeks, psychiatry geeks, grammar geeks, relationship geeks, advice geeks, poetry geeks, novelist geeks, short-story geeks, and vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.

Many are cross-platform. Almost all are nice.

So welcome, and watch your spelling and composition. [Razz]

Jess

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2004 05:33      Profile for hey-U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
<hey-U class="giggling">J_J_B: good one sis but you forgot the geeky geeks!</hey-U>
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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2004 08:43      Profile for Kettle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Has anyone else relised that all the 'Hello' 'Hi' 'I'm new here' threads always end up Random conversations...

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2004 09:11      Profile for Dogbert     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Kettle:
Has anyone else relised that all the 'Hello' 'Hi' 'I'm new here' threads always end up Random conversations...

Hmmm... To me it seems like all the threads here end up in random conversations...

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2004 09:12      Profile for Kettle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Point taken [Razz]

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Icon 12 posted January 18, 2004 09:15      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Dogbert:
quote:
Originally posted by Kettle:
Has anyone else relised that all the 'Hello' 'Hi' 'I'm new here' threads always end up Random conversations...

Hmmm... To me it seems like all the threads here end up in random conversations...
Only between you two. [Razz]
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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2004 09:22      Profile for Kettle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How so, my dear Superfan Friend?

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2004 09:23      Profile for Dogbert     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
quote:
Originally posted by Dogbert:
quote:
Originally posted by Kettle:
Has anyone else relised that all the 'Hello' 'Hi' 'I'm new here' threads always end up Random conversations...

Hmmm... To me it seems like all the threads here end up in random conversations...
Only between you two. [Razz]
Hey we are random people...Well i challange you to think of a non random person. (not including polotitions or just generaly boring people)

-Dogbert

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2004 10:06      Profile for Spoongirl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Hey we are random people...
No, you're just people who know each other in real life, tend to be on at the same time, and treat countless threads as your own private message...

Goodness me, did I say that out loud? [blush] [Big Grin] [evil]

[Smile] You know I wuv yoo really... [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2004 11:03      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Dogbert:
Well i challange you to think of a non random person. (not including polotitions or just generaly boring people)

Je ne comprends pas.

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2004 11:59      Profile for Kettle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Is it Possible to actually have something/one that is not random to everybody?

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2004 16:37      Profile for linuxpyro   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Dogbert:
Hey we are random people...Well i challange you to think of a non random person. (not including polotitions or just generaly boring people)

-Dogbert

Hey, maybe a pattern will evolve out of the chaos... Or not.
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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2004 08:25      Profile for knightwhosaysNI     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm From Kansas, that's about as random as they come
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