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Old 12-16-2008, 03:54 AM   #1
NxiGo
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Knoppix 4.0


Hi, I am new here & new to Linux too..

Since I am free & currently in holidays, I just wanted to learn a bit more about Linux software etc. So, I just inserted a Live CD 'KNOPPIX 4.0' a friend gave me. I inserted the CD, it loaded successfully in RAM, and I could access the various drives.

The problem is that it seems that I cannot make any changes to the Harddisk -> for example: I cannot create any Text-File or copy any files.

Can someone help me?:

- Is it firstly possible to copy or create new files on the existing hard-disks?

- Most probably, I think it should be possible.. So, maybe is it a problem of required 'Admin Privileges'?
- I found something known as super-user, but I cannot found how to activate it, although I found how to change its password.

- Or it might be a completely different problem?

Last edited by NxiGo; 12-16-2008 at 03:55 AM.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
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No Change

You have an older version of Knoppix. It was made difficult on purpose. A newer and more intuitive version as well as many other live-cds can be found here.

http://www.livecdlist.com/

If you have not burned a linux cd before, it must be burned as an ISO image file or it will not boot. If your Windows burner presents difficulty, here is an easy one.

http://cdburnerxp.se/

How linux performs for you will depend on your hardware, your interest and expertise, and your patience. Welcome to the tribe, and Good Luck.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:42 AM   #3
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And

Another forum member has an overview.

http://pixellany.com/lin_start.html
 
Old 12-22-2008, 05:28 PM   #4
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ok thx a lot.. I have already downloaded some versions & I am learning what I can from them..
 
  


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