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pma111 asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Is this the correct place to post a query about Knoppix, if yes, I'll post query up if get any response. Essentially its about system drive not mounting, and i dont know linux enough to understand why, nor see any solution through the art of googling
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Wonder if there is a common cause, when booting the latest version of knoppix, it wont mount my system drive, mentions something along the lines of:
"Could not mount disk to /mnt-system.
Starting debugging Shell!"

Any common causes why that I can investigate further
Post the exact message please.

Knoppix Live CD can live without HDD, it will stay in RAM after being loaded from CD. Once inside your system, open a terminal and post the output of the commands:
ls /
ls /dev


That is the exact message, I know it runs from RAM, but I cannot get into Knoppix, it displays the above message then freezes and doesnt load Knoppix
Are you sure it freezes? doesn't ask you for some password, with some blinking cursos? What happens if you press ctrl+D?


No password, I left it for 15 minutes, no blinking cursors, looks like its launching this debugging shell but never gets that far. Interestingly, when i burnt knoppix onto DVD it produced the above, when I burnt to a CD-R Knoppix loads fine, bizarre.
Then, burn it on CD-R and put it to work (-_-)'
I'm puzzled: did you came here for the DVD problem?


No, I came on here to see if anyone was familiar with that problem, and what causes it
Did you check the dvd and the iso for defects?


Yep, have been on the knoppix forums and apparently its relatively common so doubt anyone will solve it and the reason will come out in due course
Submit a bug report to Knoppix, if you want it to be solved by the creators... I belive the question can be closed since I don't see the point of it :)


problem solved, you dont see the point of it so lets close it then, fantastic. Lets hope you never get a job as a politician.
>problem solved, you dont see the point of it so lets close it then, fantastic. Lets hope you never get a job as a politician.
I will waste some more time in explaining you: a cd iso is not meant to be burned on a dvd. if the problem ceases when burning it on the right medium, it's a non problem. Using a screwdriver to bend nails and not succeding is not a problem, is a misuse of the tool.
That's because I don't see the whole point of this question

>No answer
I belive you are paying too little to understand the scope of what you ask: you come here asking the reason of a bug that not even Knoppix creators care to think, and complain about not getting a response?

>sarcastic response,

>limited knowledge base on EE of Knoppix
ask questions that do not refer to bugs and misuse of information technology and we will be happy to answer. The seriousness of a question is determined by the amount of experts that come answer. When just one comes, the same, it means that is really easy or really impossible, either cases not worthy of attentions

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