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Old 07-13-2004, 05:34 PM   #1
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Installing software on Knoppix


I am trying to install/run a AirSnort on Knoppix but I am... as the forum topic says, "newbie" at Linux and I was wondering if some could give me someone instructions as to how to go about doing this and getting AirSnort to startup and run properly.

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Old 07-13-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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are you running knoppix off of the cd or do you have it installed on your hard drive?
 
Old 07-13-2004, 06:16 PM   #3
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Off the CD.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 06:26 PM   #4
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In that case you can't install anything...livecds, like Suse Live, Mandrake Move, or Knoppix CD are more for getting used to linux.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 06:28 PM   #5
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Well there has to be a way to atleast RUN 'AirSnort' because I have seen it done.

So if anyone knows please help me out. Thanks!

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Old 07-13-2004, 11:33 PM   #6
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Knoppix 3.4 has AirSnort already installed, so you can try using that version. It is hard to install programs on Knoppix because so many of the directories are read-only. A way around it is to make a several ramdisks, copy the necessary directories, and mount them over the existing directories. It's not impossible, but it involves a lot of work and a lot of ram. At the very least, you will need to create new /var and /usr directories. You would be better off using Knoppix 3.4.

A LiveCD created with bootcd makes it easier to install new packages because some of the directories are copied to the ramdisk. I use a customized LiveCD with Gnome(I dislike KDE) and the /usr directory is 40 megs. The /usr in Knoppix is ~1.5 gigs.

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Old 07-15-2004, 01:29 AM   #7
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Hey thanks! I appreciate the response much!
 
  


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