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....save settings under Knoppix so you're not starting from complete scratch each time? I was thinking perhaps if I put it in the HD, but then I couldn't come up with a way it wanted to do that even. It seems like there must be SOME way because there are points it comes up and asks if you want to save passwords and stuff.
It's been awhile since I've used knoppix but i do remember that it has a program (somewhere in the menu I think) where you can use a floppy, USB drive or other media to save your settings. Also if you want to spend some money you can get Mandrakemove with a USB drive to save data to the hard drive (The free version doesn't do this).
Yes, you can save settings under Knoppix. Like alot of folks, it's been a while and I don't remember exactly how. I'll dig through my pile of sticky notes and see if I can find the info for ya. But I do know it can be done...
Alright...did some quick research and kinda refreshed the ole' memory. Unfortunately, I'm at work at the moment and don't have Knoppix disc to test it with. Basically, you need to set up at "persistent home". As Zuggy mentioned, there should be something in the menu to set this up.
It basically creates a small partion on your HD, USB, or whatever you choose. Then uses that as your home directory. If I remember correctly though, there's some problem with the user though. I think this only works with the default "Knoppix" user.
Under the little Tux icon in the taskbar, there's an option to save configuration. It'll save 'knoppix.config' to where you specify, and when you boot (when Knoppix is written up the top, and you have to push enter to continue) enter:
In the same menu is an option to 'create persistent home directory', which you should do if you're repeatedly using it. Select that, specify the size, and it creates 'knoppix.img'. When you boot, enter: