I just installed Debian. Now when I try to boot Knoppix, it hangs on "Searching for Knoppix 7 in: /dev/sda6", which is the swap partition. Since Knoppix is choking on this, I'd like it to bypass searching the hard drive partitions for itself and instead boot from the USB directly.
I'm hoping I can get Knoppix to boot using the "knoppix fromhd=" or "knoppix bootfrom=" options to specify the USB drive so that Knoppix skips checking the hard drive. But how can I find out what Knoppix is calling my USB drive so I can specify it instead of the hard drive?
The reason I'm using Knoppix in the first place is that there's a problem with the GRUB installation with Debian, so I'm not able to boot from the hard drive to find out the name of the USB drive.
It turns out that for a live USB, you want knoppix fromhd=, not knoppix bootfrom, which is for when you want to point to an .iso. The USB drive was /dev/sdb, which I found out when Knoppix booted after about 20 minutes. The question still stands though: was there a way to find this out at boot?