The OP took the dive (baptism by fire) into linux.
He/She would like to know if someone could take some time and spend it with them, to ask all those beginner questions.
I belive your best bet is IRC. I frequent ##slackware on irc.freenode.net, but that wouldn't help you with Knoppix. Try and find a irc channel based on knoppix that is open to answering questions (not all are).
Another thing you might want to look into is finding a local LUG (Linux Users Group). Often times LUGs will throw "install fests", this would be an excellent for you to ask all those questions and get person-to-person help from other linux nerds.
Check out http://www.linux.org/groups/,
it's a list of LUGs by country, state, etc.
If there is no LUG in your area then some open and willing people in IRC might be your best bet.
Nothing wrong with using a forum as a means of communication, but it's passive and it sounds like you need to be in active communicaton with someone.
I'd offer you my freetime, but I've never touched knoppix (and I'm still a noob anyway).
Either way, GL and welcome to linux!