Installing Kanotix on a HP Compaq nc8000? Laptop
My goal is to document here my KANOTIX installation on a HP Compaq nc8000?
The installation of KANOTIX BugHunter
(version 3 here) went through smoothly without any problems.
Here's how to start:
The first step is to start the Live CD.
In the boot menu (*insert picture*) I edited the line kanotix dma=on acpi=on alsa=on
and added the additional parameter screen=1400x1050
With the additional parameter screen=1400x1050, the Live CD x-server is started with the screen resolution of my nc8000?-Laptops (1400x1050 pixel).
This standard resolution will also be assumed on the HD installation.
In order to start a HD installation, open next a root terminal.
You can do that many different ways.
1. Open a user terminal and type sudo su
2. In the KDE menu, look for the root terminal icon
Then start the hard disk installation with the command kanotix-installer
A good description of the hard disk installation can be found on the Basic Install? page in the wiki.
I have installed Kanotix as a dual-boot with an XP Pro installation.
I had already partitioned the hard drive with Powerquest PartitionMagic?
before launching the Kanotix CD.
The 38,5 GB hard disk have been divided as:
1. Primary Partition -> Windows XP (20 GB, hda1, NTFS)
2. Extented Partition -> Data Partition (10 GB, hda5?, FAT32)
3. Extented Partition -> Kanotix (8 GB, hda6?, EXT3)
4. Extented Partition -> SWAP (500 MB, hda7)
After the successful installation of the ATI drivers with Kano' assistance, I also have installed the drivers for the SynapticsTouchpad