dpkg-reconfigure locales

vim /boot/grub/menu.lst

default 0
timeout 30
color cyan/blue white/blue

title KNOPPIX
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 rootwait lang=de apm=power-off nomce libata.force=noncq tz=localtime loglevel=1  rw
admin