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 12/02/2004 10:36 AM
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bomni
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I've been tinkering with a Linux version called Knoppix. A friend of mine found it for me and it's pretty cool. It's Linux that you don't have to install. You just boot off the cd and it brings you right into the GUI interface. It even ran on a two processor system.

I like it because you're able to use the internet (connection dependent of course), watch vids, open office documents and pictures and just snoop around all the drives. It's very versatile. I'm going to continue using it to repair os installs and find missing files on machines that won't boot or need to be reinstalled...

Of course, I wouldn't use it as a permanant OS because it uncompresses it's own files from the cd on-the-fly as you use them cause it doesn't actually use your hdd...

This os is perfect for restoring files on systems that won't boot because of file table errors or a virus infection...

Any thoughts??

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 12/02/2004 10:38 AM
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knoppix is a decent OS. I have used it. It is very handy for booting comps off of a network.
 12/02/2004 11:06 AM
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You can of course just install Knoppix from the CD to your Hard Drive. There an option for it somewhere.

You'll need to install a bootloader,like GRUB' ">http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/, though if you do install Knoppix.

 12/02/2004 12:50 PM
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Knoppix is a good temporary solution for an OS, like Linux testing or booting of a network, but for long term installs Id go with Suse or Fedora.

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 12/02/2004 01:03 PM
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As you say, Knoppix is a fantastic tool for system recovery, I've used it many times to sort out a machine that had disk failures of one sort or another.

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 12/02/2004 01:31 PM
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I agree with mincemeat...stick witht the more mainstream distros. Knoppix is more of a tool than an OS, it works well and if you feel like setting up a kiosk or terminal then it's all you really need.

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