You must have things arranged differently from my
system. At the stage you suggested below, command
has no result (init5 the same), while
loads kde without any prompt for user. I did that
check because I have a new installation of debian i386
etch with 17-2 linux kernel and no nvidia driver,
which works nicely with gnome.
As a check during the knoppix pivot process, from the
#mount /dev/sda6 /mnt/new_root
reports (inter alia):
/dev/root on / type ext2 (rw)
/dev/sda6 on /mnt/new_root type ext3 (rw)
There must be a different start point in your
procedure, and I would be greatly indebted for driving
me to your better usage. At any event, all my usb
external hd is root. When in my office,I use it as a
storage device for back up and I have to act as root
to transfer files to (I always did that from teminal,
--- Christopher Mc Carthy
> Pivot_root is what I use all the time (internal hdd
> is dead, I use an external firewire drive). When
> I've finished pivot_rooting and mounting /proc, I do
> an init 5 which loads up the KDE login screen. From
> there I log in as a _simple_ user; I also have the
> choice of using another window manager if I want.
> I've installed and upgraded several things via
> apt-get (including a major KDE update), but have
> never done a dist-upgrade. A dist-upgrade (I
> believe) would update your kernel and modules, and
> you would (potentially or definitely?) run into
> problems after booting from the CD as the CD
> kernel/modules are different to the ones on the hard
> If Gnome is not installed, then apt-get install
> gnome should allow you to do what you want to do.
> BTW did you know that you can replace your unknown
> root password (pivot_root install) with something
> that you know? A quick google brings up this page
> So, you should be able to do everything you want to
> do without much problem (famous last words).
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francesco Pietra
> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 7:00 PM
> To: Knoppix Debian
> Subject: gnome
> When out of my office I often use successfully a
> pivot_root install (usb HD) of knoppix 5.0.1 instead
> of a laptop. I would like to change from KDE to
> in my pivot_root install. Is that feasible,
> installing gnome or simply switching to it?
> I installed successfully on pivot_root a few extra
> applications, also on wine. Though, I never tried
> apt-get update/upgrade, and I'll never try that. I
> warned at the knoppix forum (where I got much help
> maintainers) that I am sailing uncharted waters.
> though it works (unfortunately the pivot_root
> works everything as root). However, the question
> now here remained unanswered at the forum.
> To justify: at the moment KDE is launched on my
> pivot_root installation, though I have problems with
> printing and other problems. Because I had the same
> problems with KDE on debian i386 etch, added of
> unrecoverable refusal by KDE to accept the root
> password, I changed to gnome in my PC successfully.
> This is not to mean that KDE is inferior. I am
> saying that I was unable to use it efficiently.
> my fault.
> Thenks for answering
> francesco pietra
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