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I know there is already a post out there that has this but I have been looking for it for a couple of hours now and can't find it....My problem here is I am looking for a Linux that boots and runs off of CD without the need of installation.....My mother wants to tinker with linux but doesn't want to install it and I heard about this but I don't know where to look Please Help.....if posible is there a version with a working gui like gnome or other...
There's alot of them out there, Iv'e tried a handful of them, knoppix, slax, knoppix.std,and a couple others I can't think of right now.
But knoppix is the one you probably want to check out first, good hardware detection, loads of software and a good gui.
BTW, PCLinuxOS is releasing a new version, running on the 2.6 kernel very soon (as in days), and for the FreeBSD fans out there, there's a live cd release called FreeSBIE. I downloaded it last night. Spiffy!
You might be able to save your settings to a USB key or a small file on the hard drive. I know that Mepis does that, and it was one of the first spinoffs of the Knoppix cd. Good luck. BTW, if you want less clutter, try the Slax cd (or FreesBie )