who supports knoppix harddisk install?
Posted May 13, 2004 11:42 UTC (Thu) by mbanck
Parent article: Knoppix 3.4 Has Landed
Bear in mind, though, that once you boot Knoppix from a partition on a hard disk, it effectively becomes Debian Sid, so any future requests for help should be directed to Debian mailing lists, rather than to Knoppix forums.
I'm not sure I agree with this.
It has to be said that while the largest amount of packages really is directly taken from Debian, Knoppix diverges from Debian at a few key points and those are usually the point of confusion.
Personally, I have not booted Knoppix a lot lately, but I know for a fact that questions about Knoppix (or a Knoppix harddisk install) are not really welcome in Debian IRC channels.
I've personally seen this happen on #debian a couple of days ago when somebody asked how to make bash source his ~/.bashrc and subsequently told the people he would not have a ~/.bash_profile. After a couple of minutes it turned out he had installed Knoppix and people told him "to go elsewhere" in a rather unfriendly way. Also, the german Debian IRC channel still has 'This is not a knoppix-hdinstall support chan' in its /topic.
It might be that these are corner cases and everything is fine in most cases, but if look for support you should at least clearly state that you've installed from Knoppix. That way you might save quite some time for both parties.
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