Can Minecraft run on Knoppix?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by SleepyPK, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Sleepee Pea Kay has a problem. My friend has recently slaughtered my Windows XP, so I had to make a Knoppix live boot CD and run it on my laptop to rescue all of my data. Untill I repair my current version of Windows or get a new one, I'll be using Knoppix on my computer. Since Windows XP had a hard time running Minecraft, I thought that trying it on Knoppix was worth a shot. But I thought I'd look into it forst before potentially wasting my time. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Things you may need to know:
    • My computer is a HP compaq nc6000
    • I use the 700MB live CD version of Knoppix (The latest one.)
  2. I did a quick Google search and it looks like it does have problems. It wouldn't hurt to try though.
  3. Yeah, it might, uh, be a good idea to get a more 'up-to-date' computer. XP wasn't the problem - infact XP, in my experience, is better for gaming than Windows 8 and Vista. Would you be able to install Ubuntu? That works far better than Knoppix for gaming.
  4. I have no clue what Ubuntu is, but I hear about it all the time, I'll check it out.
  5. Ubuntu is a Linux based operating system. Since it is Linux it is very open source.
  6. It's an OS for Android mobiles, but mainly desktop PCs running Windows. It's alot more functional than Windows, too :) Also, it's Open-Source.
  7. If you're still having problems...

    Try downloading this, then making it executable and try running it. Also, try referring to this thread. If neither of those help, then you can either reply to my post here or PM me. I'll get back to you ASAP. :)

    EDIT: Found this in a computer forum just now. Might be of help to you:
    You are using knoppix as a live cd right? You haven't installed it to the hard disk yet, I assume.
    It's going to be hard to install the plugin with a live cd. One possible way to do it is to get a usb pen drive and set it up with knoppix to treat it as the home partition. There is a simple way to do this in knoppix. Then you will have to install the plugin to the home directory and set up the path in .bash_profile to point to the java directory. It may be easier to do a hard drive install of knoppix which will let you do a standard install of the plugin.

    EDIT 2: Why are you using Knoppix? Ubuntu distro all the way, bro. :cool: Or if you're feeling a bit cautious, I'd recommend elementaryOS. Click on the "Download Luna for free" link below the blue "Download" bar if you're having trouble finding it. ;)
    Again, if you need help doing that, I'll be of assistance whenever :)
  8. Do you have access to any windows disc?
  9. How did he "Slaughter" your XP?
  10. Wat?

    Ubuntu has nothing to do with Android OR Windows. It is a Linux based operating system. Probably the more user friendly version of Linux you can run. It is completely free.

    You can install it on a completely blank computer if you wish, so I do not know where you received the information about Android/Windows Devices... as they have nothing really to do with Linux/Ubuntu.
  11. The Ubuntu creators are actually creating a port for Android users to install. Lemme see if I can find the video/page somewhere...
    EDIT: Here
    EDIT 2: Here's one specifically for Androids
    EDIT 3:
  12. right.. but ubuntu was not MADE for android... its just a port for android devices to run the ubuntu os...
    jkjkjk182 likes this.
  13. True, but it's made by the Ubuntu team, and is supposed to and probably will be an exact (of course, besides hardware impediments) replica of the Ubuntu OS on any device capable of running the Android OS (Kindle Fires, Android phones, BlueStacks emulator on Windows (just a guess, not 100% sure), and, if placed into the hands of a very talented developer, even the iPhone (which, if jailbroken, actually can run the Android OS with almost no flaws. Almost.))

    Anyway, let's get back on topic. :D
    I assume the OP hasn't responded and/or seen our posts?
  14. I should have chose my wording alot better :p

    I meant you can install it over Windows and Android devices, not that it has anything to do with them :)
  15. I might have a repair disc.
    I friend unplugged my computer while it was updating to service pack 3.

    EDIT: I'm surprised people are still posting to this thread.
  16. Hmmm. Any Win7/Vista install discs that you could get your hands on? From friends or such? As in, absolutely any.
  17. The same friend that fragged by windows has a vista upgrade disc, and I'm absolutely sure he has a install disc, well, maybe. I didn't try it because I wasn't entirely sure if it would work.
  18. Nevermind that, you need an XP disc, as there are no vista drivers for your system. You mentioned SP3, so you must have a 32 bit system? My suggestion is to buy a windows XP 32 bit disc on ebay. You are going to want to make sure it has a key though, if thats how you want to about it. Should cost less than $60. Make your friend pay lol.

    You may want to consider looking at a linux variant. CrunchBang is a one that a few friends of mine use.

    Just curious, but have you considered upgrading your PC? As in, building a new one?
  19. I never really cared to, but even if I wanted to, I have no money.