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Old 10-02-2003, 12:09 AM   #16
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my question is...can i use knoppix as my mainly OS and if i could how can i
Yes. I think it works great and is probably my favorite "full featured" disto right now. It includes lots of well chosen applications you can use to get things done, anything else is just an "apt-get" away. There is a hard-drive-install script buried down in /usr/local/bin (at least it was there on the last Knoppix version I downloaded) that will clone it to your hard drive. It takes about 2.4 Gigs of space and you get no choice about what to install, but you can always go in and remove what you don't want. The whole thing is a bit bloated, but no worse than Mandrake or SuSe, just make sure you have a modern machine to put it on: at least a 600mhz processor and at least 160 megs of RAM if you want it to run KDE well. The last I checked, documentation on the Knoppix specific things about this distro are quite thin, so expect to dig around to get any answers specific to it.

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......if not then they should make it as an OS like mandrake,slackware,etc....
No, it's great just the way it is. They just need to do a little bit of documentation work, especially on the hard drive installer. What better way to try out a new OS than to boot it on the CD first to see if you like it and/or if it runs okay on your hardware? Then if you like it, just clone it and install a boot loader for it on your hard drive. The whole process takes about 20 minutes on modern hardware. It is much faster and simpler than installing Windows + MS-Office + [a bunch of your favorite apps] ...
 
Old 10-02-2003, 06:42 AM   #17
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send some my way too. I have rh9 flying on my 233 p2.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:49 AM   #18
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Thanks for the replys guys it helped me alot. all i got to do now is get my parents to drive me to the shop so i can buy the drive, being 15 has it disadvangtes
 
Old 10-02-2003, 10:07 AM   #19
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send some my way too. I have rh9 flying on my 233 p2.
Yea these Celerons were great for overclocking. The multipliers were locked but they were designed to run at 66Mhz FSB, so if you run them at 100Mhz FSB they simply go much faster. I also have a 300A running at 450Mhz, but not all of them would do this, overclocking a 266A is safer but good luck finding one. A Coppermine 533 running at 800Mhz is probably the safest bet. You'll have to get a Slot-1 to Socket 360 Adapter for your MB. Make sure its not better in your case to just start over with a new MB, processor & Memory.
 
  


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