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Old 07-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Firefox in Linux


I am running Knoppix 6.3 & want to install Firefox.
How do I do this?
 
Old 07-15-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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Welcome!

Why are you running such an old version of Knoppix??

You can install Firefox for any operating system from this website: http://firefox.com

However, I belive Knoppix includes Iceweasel browser, which is exactly the same as Firefox except for the name. Are you having any actual problems browsing the web in Knoppix?

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Old 07-15-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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I am running Knoppix 6.3 as this is the disk that I have. I am running it as a live cd.
I cannot seem to install Firefox from the link you posted. Help.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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I am not familiar with Knoppix. Does it have an Applications->Internet menu with a browser such as Iceweasel? It is strange to me they would not include a browser in their distro!

To install Firefox from the Firefox site: Download Firefox, double-click the downloaded archive to extract it, double-click "firefox" or "firefox-bin" (I forget which) to run it.

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Old 07-15-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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I am not familiar with Knoppix. Does it have an Applications->Internet menu with a browser such as Iceweasel? It is strange to me they would not include a browser in their distro!

To install Firefox from the Firefox site: Download Firefox, double-click the downloaded archive to extract it, double-click "firefox-bin" to run it.
The installation has both Chrome & Iceweasel but I want to add Firefox.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 02:35 PM   #6
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I am running Knoppix 6.3 as this is the disk that I have. I am running it as a live cd.
I cannot seem to install Firefox from the link you posted. Help.
knoppix is based on Debian. open up a terminal window and type:

Code:
su -
# apt-get install firefox

--or--

# apt-get install mozilla-firefox
keep in mind that with the age of that release you might not be able to install FF.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 02:42 PM   #7
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iceweasel *is* Firefox, just not branded firefox

If you want the latest Firefox then really you need to update knoppix

6.3. looks like it was a 'special' for Linux Magazine back in Feb 2010

You can find current version of knoppix here
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=knoppix

I guess you might have an issue if you don't have anywhere to download it to
or anyway to 'burn' it since you are using the liveCD.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 02:44 PM   #8
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I am running it as a live cd.
well without installing debian and installing the live cd builder tools and rebuilding the knoppix live iso

you basically do NOT install anything on a live cd

install it to the hard drive and upgrade to 7.2 -- NOT RECOMMENDED
What is recommended is to Install the current Knoppix 7.2 to the hard drive
http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html
 
Old 07-15-2013, 02:47 PM   #9
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Download the tar ball (.tar.bz2) extract it, then navigated to the newly created folder and double click on the icon that says firefox

By the way if you are in a live session you will have to do that each time you boot from the CD

Enjoy!
 
Old 07-15-2013, 06:30 PM   #10
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To sum up

1. Firefox and Iceweasel are the same thing; yes, really.

2. You can install Knoppix, but the designer doesn't recommend it: it's not intended for that, and there is no software repository that's fully compatible with it. You can, however, transfer it to a USB stick. That will give you a faster boot and allow you to add new software if necessary. Get an up-to-date version, though.

3. If you want something to install, then related distros (also based on Debian) are Mint, Mepis, and SolydXK.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #11
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Download the tar ball (.tar.bz2) extract it, then navigated to the newly created folder and double click on the icon that says firefox

By the way if you are in a live session you will have to do that each time you boot from the CD

Enjoy!
While I haven't done this in a minute (actually five or more years ), one can create a persistent store on a UFD or on one's hdrive, install Firefox (or anything else for that matter) from a .DEB instead of a tarball, and use Knoppix pretty much like any other hdrive-installed distro. I used to do this a long time ago (Pre 6.x days) when Knoppix was the only serious distro w/ NTFS3g support...
 
Old 07-15-2013, 06:54 PM   #12
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Installing software while using a Live CD may be appropriate in some circumstances but, as indicated above a Live CD isn't meant to be used that way as it is a read only filesystem. Every time you reboot, you will need to reinstall. The Knoppix site does not recommend installing to a hard drive unless you are a 'Linux expert', however that's defined. You might be better off putting it on a flash drive if you can set it up with persistence.
 
  


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