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Old 12-09-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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Knoppix on usb question

I am very familiar with linux, i used to run fedora 8, kubuntu 7.10 open suse 10.2 and fedora7. I installed windows and i wont set up dual boot because last time i did the computer just didnt run right. so i stumble across knoppix on a usb drive. So i bought an 8gb thumb drive. i found a tut on how to make it work. I just have one small question. whats the difference between persistent install and this other tut. here the link to the one of the persistent install
heres the other one :

my wife was complaining about using windows, but i really like playing world of warcraft, and yes i tried running it in wine. but it obviously didnt work lol. I plan on getting another machine and using pure unadulterated linux on it and just leaving this dedicated to wow. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
Old 12-10-2007, 05:08 PM   #2
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The two tutorials prob'ly do pretty much the same thing... Set-up the USB drive to boot the Knoppix ISO.

The difference appears to be what OS you are using to set-up the USB drive. In the first, you're using Knoppix. In the second, you're using Windows, hence the downloadable BAT files. I didn't look at the BATs to confirm that, though.

The persistent install appears to create a /home on the USB drive. You could prob'ly do so from either way you "installed" Knoppix. Since you have an 8GB drive, you could create a small (800MB) partition to hold the ISO and boot files, and a large partition to hold your persistent home data.

Just so you know, the only thing persistent is the home data. You would be booting the same ISO everytime. You would have to remaster the ISO to make any changes to the OS.
Old 12-11-2007, 01:34 AM   #3
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Alright that sums it up nicely, thanks alot for the info. I shall have my sweet sweet penguin once again!

Last edited by dranas; 12-11-2007 at 01:47 AM.


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