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View Poll Results: best live cd distro? ( all i could think of, off the top of my head)
knoppix 32 52.46%
gnoppix 6 9.84%
suse-live eval 2 3.28%
drake-live 0 0%
phlak 2 3.28%
other 19 31.15%
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Old 03-28-2004, 01:12 PM   #31
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with haking live I copied files from one hd to another hd just connecting the two discs to the computer. Now managing of lilo and no chroot etc. I tried to do this with knoppix, suse live etc and nothing worked.
Old 03-29-2004, 10:40 AM   #32
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I like the Gentoo live cd, gives me everything I need for what I need to do and you can install from it too.
Old 03-29-2004, 01:34 PM   #33
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I like Gnoppix, actually though.

But it is too bad the HD installer does work as expected.
Old 05-18-2004, 06:44 PM   #34
Registered: May 2004
Location: Rodeo by the Bay
Distribution: Ubuntu;dosbox;Debian;BSD 6.0
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I vote knoppix. I thought knoppix so good that I installed it to hard drive and bought five other flavors of it. Its very up to date to sum it up and is going places (I like it better than SuSE or MDK even). My only critique is partitioning. That is where linux can learn from FreeBSD
Old 03-07-2005, 07:50 PM   #35
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KANOTIX BHX , I like as the best all around live distro.
I have not tried KNOPPIX 3.7 yet , but I'm sure its a winner.
PHLAK is also good for its intended purpose.
I'm waiting for the latest MEDIAINLINUX which needs improvement but is going somewhere.
All Debian based systems which say something for DEBIAN.
Old 03-10-2005, 02:28 PM   #36
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Location: NYC, USA
Distribution: osx86, Ubuntu, VLOS
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never even heard of a few u go there
but i go with KANOTIX, SAM, PcLinuxOS
Old 03-10-2005, 03:54 PM   #37
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Ultima, Blag, KateOS, PCLinuxOS, Frugalware
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I think Kanotix and PCLinuxOS are two best all-rounders. I prefer Kanotix to Knoppix and Mepis because Kanotix is pure Debian unstable, while the other twos mix their sources. Which doesn't matter so much if you're only using the apps on the CD, but it makes a difference when you think of a live CD mainly as a base to install to HD... which I do. Also, Kanotix and PCLinuxOS both make installation to HD quite easy. I should also mention Zen Linux, it is also pure Debian and it seems very promising but I haven't tried it yet, so I can't recommend it at this point.

I also really like deadcd, which comes with Fluxbox and just a few applications. It is very useful on lower-range machines, say PII with 128MB of RAM. LiveCD with a full-blown KDE desktop would actually work on that machine, but it would be painfully slow. Deadcd is quite snappy (for a livecd, that is).

Finally I have to mention Berry - a Japanese livecd based on Fedora. Apart from having decent hardware detection and selection of applications, the version I've got came with the picture of a cutest kitty as a wallpaper. And let's face it, in the end it's all about looks!
Old 03-10-2005, 03:59 PM   #38
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AFAIK, Mepis is more or less pure Debian Testing. All I know is that it CAN handle a dist-upgrade without shattering like Knoppix.
Old 03-10-2005, 04:00 PM   #39
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I voted for knoppix, although I 've never used knoppix. But i use knoppel which is a Greek version of knoppix and is really cool. As far as i know there is no other difference between those two than the fact that knoppel has by default Greek support and the menus in kde and O.O. are in Greek

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Old 03-10-2005, 09:17 PM   #40
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: NYC, USA
Distribution: osx86, Ubuntu, VLOS
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Navyn-OS is the perfect gentoo based, fluxbox modified live-cd too..
SAM is the perfect MDK based with XFCE4.2 modified less than 300mb.

Mepis 3.3 its now full debian I heard
Old 03-17-2005, 12:07 PM   #41
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Pakistan
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SLAX - gr8 liveCD
Old 03-18-2005, 05:54 AM   #42
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Location: Barking, Essex, Britain
Distribution: PCLinuxOS and MX-Linux
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PC Linux OS

It is an installable distribution. But runs as a Live-CD.

It is polished and smooth. Unlike other installable live-CDs it is not just a way to install Debian. PCLinuxOS has its own mirrors, where once installed you can add and update from a large repository of software.

However the software on the live-CD is well chosen, and it as easy to install. What you see on the LiveCD is what you get when you install, it just runs slower from CD.

It's great to show your windows-addict mates.

Mainly it is expertly integrated, and just the job for media-freaks. The only thing missing from the live CD is "libdvdcss" to decrypt DVDs, but this is on the mirrors as soon as you install.
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