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 Knoppix from non-bootable CD-ROM

"The biggest hurdle is the kernel size starting with release 2.6.7. In the 2.6.6 release, the Knoppix kernel would fit on a 1.4M diskette. Now you need to format the diskette to 1.68M - the same size Microsoft uses occasionally for its diskettes. For that purpose, you can use winimage under Windows, fdformat under DOS or superformat/fdformat under Linux. Good luck to you because diskettes sold for the 1.4M capacity do not necessarily agree to a flawless format at higher capacity. My experience is that you need a box of ten to get one such tolerant diskette. If you want strict verification, use winimage and you will see the massacre."
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 (Submitted by Noel Mon Oct 11, 2004 )

  


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