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Old 04-23-2003, 10:03 AM   #1
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Knoppix Install?

A friend gave me a copy of knoppix 3.1, and I was wondering if someone could install that flavor on a machine. Could I make an aimage copy, and put it on a partition? If anyone has tested this out, or has any thoughts please comment.

Old 04-23-2003, 10:38 AM   #2
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check out for FAQ on hard drive install
Old 04-23-2003, 10:44 AM   #3
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yes - there is even a script to do a HD install on the disk. the script works well, super easy, but the default install has a few differences from a standard Debian install.

tons of discussion on the HD Install forum on
Old 04-23-2003, 12:22 PM   #4
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digsby0007 I have been playing around with Knoppix for a while now. I would suggest getting a copy of 3.2. It has KDE 3.1 and the latest Open Office and alot of other updated programs. That is what I am using here at my work.

I have seen a big difference between 3.1 and 3.2. But if all you can get is 3.1 then I say go for it. Here is how to install it. The hardest part is the partitioning. But, no worse on that than say Win98. Just setup a swap and main partition and it will work fine. Here is how:


then type:

sudo knx-hdinstall

and follow the instructions step by step. Guess the harddest thing would be the partitioning.

There is some differences from a standard Debian install but I have found it to be a very good distro.

Oh, one other thing. If you are connected to the internet all the time (cable or DSL) be sure you install a firewall. It does not come with one default. Just apt-get update and then apt-get shorewall

Then go to and download the one-interface sample and follow these instructions and you will have a defualt firewall setup. You can taylor it when you get a chance:

The configuration files for Shorewall are contained in the directory /etc/shorewall -- for simple setups, you only need to deal with a few of these as described in this guide. After you have installed Shorewall, download the one-interface sample, un-tar it (tar -zxvf one-interface.tgz) and and copy the files to /etc/shorewall (they will replace files with the same names that were placed in /etc/shorewall during Shorewall installation).



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