Re: knoppix; was Re: Linux and legacy-free motherboards
Dave Price, 2002-Jun-06 14:15 -0600:
> On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 01:02:18PM -0700, Jeff wrote:
> > recently booted a brand spanking new Toshiba Satellite 5105-S607 that
> > is "legacy free", which means the keyboard and mouse-pad are on the
> > USB bus, using the Knoppix CD which is based on the 2.4.18 kernel and
> > loads KDE. It loaded fine, but got the modelines wrong so X was
> > unusable. But, the keyboard worked fine and I could see something
> > moving around amoung the squiggly lines on the botched X session when
> > I scratched the mouse-pad. It found the keyboard fine and ran a nice
> > framebuffer console in color at 1024x768 and I believe I saw the SCSI
> > modules loaded for the CD-RW drive.
> I have had great fun and success throwing the knoppix cd rom at various
> hardware setups.
> My question: Is there a useful mechanism / method to use the results of
> knoppix' probing to install and configure a (permanaent) debian system
> on the probed hardware?
Other than writing down all the modules and configs, I don't know of
any. This is pretty much what I do. I use the DemoLinux CD for the
Jeff Coppock Systems Engineer
Diggin' Debian Admin and User
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