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Old 08-19-2004, 07:27 PM   #1
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Knoppix


I have a Knoppix 3.4 LiveCD, and I was wondering, what distro is on it, what window manager(s), how do you start it, is there any risk, can you download and install anything without saving to hard disk, how do you get back into window$. It's a lot, but I need to know it.

And I'm used to slackware, I recovered my computer and it got lost, so how do you get in and out of xwindows and change the window managers.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 07:36 PM   #2
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Knoppix LiveCD would have, of course, the Knoppix distro on it. Knoppix was based on Debian originally.

Since it is a LiveCD, it operates entirely in RAM. Nothing is written to a harddisk unless you mount it and do it yourself.

You can return to Windows by rebooting ('shutdown -r now') and removing the Knoppix disk from your CD-tray.

You can leave X by using the key sequence 'ctrl-alt-backspace' (that is the easiest way).

Please try http://www.knoppix.org/ and search LQ/Google before posting questions that are undoubtably answered elsewhere.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 07:43 PM   #3
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Ok, sorry. I found what I was looking for. But how do you set a system to boot from a CD?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 07:46 PM   #4
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In the BIOS there should be a setting for Boot Order. Change it so that CD is before Harddrive. I would have mine setup like this:

1. Floppy
2. CD
3. Harddrive

If I want to use a liveCD. You can leave the BIOS settings like this, as long as you remove your Knoppix CD before booting if you want to access the OS on the Harddrive.
 
  


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