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knoppix setup monitor

I am a newbie in linux world and I got a Knoppix bootable cd for a start.
I having a problem because I testing it in configuration with an old monitor (Philips 14" working on 640x480 60Hz on windows and this is the most it can do )
When I start Knoppix picture is well you can guess with distorsion small like much more resolution I have 3 pictures instead of one.
In short terms it cant be used for anything.
I dont even have a chance to try to setup display from its configuration tool cause I can see anything :(
Can anyone provide me some configuration file which can work or some other good solution that I can use to start my knoppix somehow.

tia Cubrovic
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I don't remember the exact key, but when knoppix boots it pauses for a while and says something like press F2 or F3 for more options.  Try them.  One of the keys will display a help menu that will describe how to get around this.  Instead of just hitting enter or waiting for it to time out, you have to say something like "knoppix screen=800x600 depth=8" and it will boot and only use a 640x480, 256 color screen.
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cubrovicAuthor Commented:
yap I make it work with sometning like that plus xvrefresh=60 just in case :)
Thanks for the pointers.
Points are yours.

If you can help me one thing more I would be thankful.
When I start knoppix I dont have write permission to my hard drives (ntfs one and other is fat)
How can I fix this and what si default root password for knoppix which I m going to need to fix that probably.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Right click the drive and mount it.  Then right click it again and enable read/write access (exact menu names for these actions MAY be off, but they should be somewhat obvious).

There's a Knoppix menu you have to go to then start a console as root.  You can either do that to get root access whenever you need it and even change the root password.  (Obviously, only for that boot).
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cubrovicAuthor Commented:
Hm both of my hard drives are ntfs I forget I make the other one (for backups) to ntfs too couple of months ago :( and that is a problem I think. They are mounted but I can write to it anyway. I heard about captive ntfs that provide write to ntfs disk from knoppix but I cant find it and installi it.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You might want to try Linux Defender Live - http://www.lankum.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_68&products_id=295  It should have NTFS write support - but be wary - I've seen it posted several times by several people that NTFS write support is experimental at best and you COULD seriously corrupt your hard drive.

You'd be better off booting off a Windows CD and going into the Recovery Console.
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cubrovicAuthor Commented:
Hm i was kind of wrong.
Not sure if this version have an ntfs write support but I create a little fat32 partition and I cant write to this one either. It have to be some permission issue there. I can write onlt to the temp folder of the knoppix and where this folder is actualy placed I dont know.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I'd suggest posting another message so others can contribute.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Meant, posting another QUESTION so others can contribute.
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