Let's make it easier-download the knoppix 5.1 iso(you probably already have..)
Anyway-download Billix here(you'll probably put this on the usb after knoppix-later)-
You wanna download the usb version.
OK-now were gonna start "Macgyvern" this stew 'cause being a newbie too I'm not yet into all this terminal jazz..
Being in Windows-which I no longer have-I don't know the procedure to extract the knoppix 5.1 iso-HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WHO COMMENTS BEHIND ME CAN TELL HIM...
Assuming you know or can find out how to extract the iso image-WAIT-run the Ubuntu Live CD 8.04 on your computer to do that.In Ubuntu you can easily extract it-so just run Ubuntu live (no install).
You can either download Knoppix/billix to your ubuntu desktop or find it on your HD.
When you get to the Ubuntu desktop-go up to the top panel and click places-then find the iso image in your windows drive (let's say it's on your XP desktop in folder "Linux".
Now, grab the iso and copy/paste it to the Ubuntu desktop.
OK-right-click on the knoppix iso and select "extract here"-it will extract the iso to a folder.
Go into the folder it made-go into the "boot" folder, go into the "isolinux" folder-go up to the "edit" button on the file browser window-click it and select "select all", now click it again and select "cut". Click the "up" button and go back up into the "boot" folder-right-click on a empty space and select "paste".
Now delete the now empty isolinux folder.
Find the "isolinux.cfg" file and rename it "syslinux.cfg"(right-click/rename).
Now right click on the "syslinux.cfg" file and select open with...choose "text editor".
When it opens at the top it will say DEFAULT linux Put "/boot/" in front of linux "/boot/linux"
Now wherever it says KERNEL linux make it KERNEL /boot/linux and wherever it says "initrd=minirt.gz" on the "APPEND" line make it "initrd=/boot/minirt.gz".
Where it says boot.msg, F1, F2, F3 put a "/boot/" in front of so it would be "Display /boot/boot.msg" F2 f2 would be "F2 /boot/f2".
OK now click "save".
Now, right click on the "syslinux.cfg" file and select "copy" and click the "up" arrow back up to the "knoppix" folder.
Select "paste"-now you should have the "boot" and "KNOPPIX" folders and "autorun.bat" and "autorun.pif/inf" "cdrom.ico" "index.html" and the "syslinux.cfg" file in there-right?
OK-Now right click on the "billix" -0.23.tar.gz" you downloaded. Select "extract here" and go into the folder-find the file named "ldlinux.sys"(this is "SYSLINUX"). Right click on "ldlinux.sys" and select copy-then paste it into the your knoppix 5.1 folder-now there should be these folders/files in the knoppix 5.1 folder you extracted-
SEE SCREENSHOT-And the knoppix usb will "autorun" when you plug your usb into Windows-cool huh!
Now plug in your USB-when the window appears for your usb, open the knoppix folder too- double click the knoppix 5.1 folder so it opens-go to the "edit" button on the file browser and select "select all" then either "copy or cut", then "paste" into the usb window that opened-it may take a few minutes to transfer the 600+MB files.
Now-go up to the "system" button on the top panel above the desktop, select "partition editor", click on the "gparted" button on the window that opens-select "devices" and click on your device (sdf1, sde1, sdb1,etc) whichever is the usb and not your HD.
Now right-click on the line where it says your usb info-
( /dev/sdf1 "key icon" fat32 /media/disk1 3.76GB etc)
select "manage flags"
check the "boot" box.
unmount the usb and reboot into KNOPPIX 5.1!
Just remember not to remove the usb when running live knoppix-even when running "knoppix toram"