original language: english
last update: 13/11/2000
translation by: Guillermo Lozano
1. Desde Windows, DemoLinux no inicia cuando hago clic en go640.bat (o go800.bat o go1024.bat)
Usted tiene un problema de compatibilidad entre la configuración de su lector CD en DOS y Windows, o su lector CD no esta configurado en DOS. Trate otra manera de iniciar DemoLinux.
1. DemoLinux inicia, pero no alcanza el modo gráfico. En lugar de esto, it switches between a black screen and error messages...
Su tarjeta gráfica no esta soportada. Lea el manual para encontrar una solución.2. You are using DemoLinux 2.0 on a i810 machine.
Depending on the version, the device needed to boot in graphic mode may be absent or corrupted. If booting using an svga mode (1024svga, 800svga or 640svga) fails, then do the following:
boot: 1024svga 3brings the system up in text mode, but with all X files ready for 1024x768.
mknod /dev/agpgart c 10 175this will create the missing device
Configuracion de la red1. DemoLinux 2.0 boots, I tell it that there is a DHCP server running, but once booted, the network is not configured at all...
Depending on the version, DemoLinux 2.0 may refuse to use the DHCP server information on a machine whose network card is not a PCMCIA card. If this is your case, there is a quick fix:
1. Deseo desarrollar una version custom de DemoLinux. Donde puedo encontrar las instructiones necesarias para hacer Linux bootable CDs?
DemoLinux is a modern evolution of what is known as a Live File System. General instructions on how to make a Live File System are available in many places, but we would like to recommend the excellent HOWTO by Hans de Goede as a reference.
You may not know it, but you already have all the sources, under GPL licence, of what we did write or modify: they are available in the /misc directory for 1.0 CDs and in the /.demolinux/sources directory for 2.0 CDs, so we did nothing to prevent you from reproducing (with due credits) our work, and you could try to do it yourself again.
Nevertheless, it would be far from honest to promise you that without a reasonable deep knowledge of the Linux system, as well as configuration and customization of a distribution, you will be able in a week-end to make a DemoLinux CD: it is simply not that easy, despite our effort to simplify the structure of the system going from 1.0 to 2.0.
We are working on a whitepaper on how DemoLinux 2.0 is organised and what is needed to rebuild one, BUT please understand that, apart from the archives of the mailing list accessible from the home page, we cannot provide professional support to anybody willing to modify/rebuild/adapt DemoLinux to their specific purposes: it is too wide a subject and too time consuming for people living in Academia.
Anyway, we really did want to provide an accessible solution to anybody willing to customize DemoLinux, be it to show off a commercial product, to create Demo CDs for special events, to propose a live support for Linux courses and the like. This is why we set up a partnership with Linbox, a French based software and hardware company specialising in Linux-based information systems. They know how to build a custom DemoLinux system to your specification, with reasonable delays and the quality level you may expect, and they are not specifically bound to a given distribution, so you can expect them to answer positively a request to create a DemoLinux based on distribution XYZ, while this openness would probably be less evident if we had chosen an established distribution editor as a partner.
You may contact Linbox about custom DemoLinux at info@-removethis-linbox.com.