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The wonderful thing about Knoppix, apart from being Linux live-CD, is that Knoppix is a great way to install Debian with a simple gui-installation.

  • Start Knoppix and open a root shell (Crtl-Alt-F1) or select from K-menu KNOPPIX.root shell
  • cd /usr/local/bin
  • knx-kdinstall
  • then select your hard disk; setup your swap and other partiions (eg., swap and /); make sure / is marked bootable and type is linux; when you select partition for / select a journaling file system reiserfs or xfs & software installs last
  • setup your lilo and make a bootdisk
  • clean up your /etc/fstab and /etc/lilo.conf (ensure / is pointing to correct partition and, if you require dual booting that the chainloader is setup for your Windows)
  • update your /etc/apt/sources.list for Debian software sites
  • get real farmiliar with apt-get and aptitude and you can live happily
  • check out for a real nice .bashrc to make your command line life pleasant

Unless I'm misunderstanding the reasons for this being here, I'm moving this to the main article. I did my Debian the hard way and I've heard people criticize the Knoppix hard drive install but most people seem to love it. Good stuff that should be in the article. (I think.)

Digiot 17:40, Mar 1, 2004 (EST)