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Who has used KNOPPIX?

Discussion in 'LOS Archive' started by Bondy, 14 Nov 2002.

  1. Bondy

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 427

    Location: Reading

    I was just wondering if anyone has used KNOPPIX at all?
    (I should imagine so)

    Im just d/l it now + was wondering if its any good?

    How long does it take to boot etc?

    Is it usable?

    How complex is it? etc, etc

    Cheers Bondy
     
  2. Shak

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,010

    Location: Huddersfield / Antartica

    Knoppix is great, its pretty much like a Linux system except you have no hard disk. I use it for sorting out other peoples machines when they are b0rked, as you can boot it up, (takes around 1 min) and then sort things out.

    There is also a GUI available on it, its widely recognised as one of the best Linuxes on a CD

    Shak
     
  3. Ben

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,328

    Location: Kent

    hell yes, Knoppix is great. It has tonnes of software, enough for anyone who wants to see what running Linux is like, and whether some piece of hardware will work on thier machine.
     
  4. Bondy

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 427

    Location: Reading

    Yeah this was one of the main uses I thought of. So many times a quick os boot w/o install would be useful for faultfinding etc.

    Just thought that I would give it a look + if its any good, keep it for such occasions.

    Cheers ppl
     
  5. Nozzer

    Banned

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,495

    Location: Sunny South-East

    If you only want it as a rescue disk for other systems, look at Linuxcare...