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    KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Submitted by royal-ts on Saturday, May 25, 2002 – 11:42
    Knoppix” is a complete GNU/Linux distribution based on the upcoming “woody” release of Debian GNU/Linux. Knoppix runs from a bootable CD and requires no installation on the target machine. Features include automagic hardware detection and a fully useable KDE installaton. Knoppix is not just a toy but useful rescue system.

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Thursday, 2002/05/30 – 10:51
    Ooh, it probably doesn’t have KDE3! blah blah troll troll
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    Subject: Looking for my roots 🙂
    Author: bronto
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 16:17
    Erm… what’s the root password in Knoppix? I don’t like the idea that someone could get in my PC as root while I’m connected to the internet 😉

    ciao!
    –bronto

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    Subject: root is available…
    Author: dbcomp
    Date: Friday, 2002/12/06 – 15:23
    “start application/K” (button in bottom left corner), Knoppix, root shell

    this will open a shell window with you logged in as root.

    tread lightly…..

    D.

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    Subject: Re: Looking for my roots 🙂
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/05/28 – 01:39
    One of the FAQs addressed this in a round about manner — passwordless accounts are locked out; and contrary to the other poster I don’t believe that the shell is root owned (at least not once in X) … but I found that you’re allowed to sudo anything as the koppix user, so for a more ‘normal’ experience (as I was looking to be root too) do this:

    sudo passwd root

    Once you’ve done that, you’re golden to su in the normal manner and be true root.

    HM

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    Subject: Re: Looking for my roots 🙂
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 17:03
    From the documentation:

    there is no root-password, it’s impossible to do

    :~$ su

    You can’t login as root within X, but the console is already own3d by root ….
    the only way to run commands as root in X is sudo, so try sudo bash or sudo mc.

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    Subject: Re: Looking for my roots 🙂
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/05/28 – 20:47
    alternatively, run ‘sudo password’ and set one… or use the ‘root console’ menu to start a root bash and change the password or do your root things there
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 01:41
    I’m wondering if anyone could help me with writing this image to a cd-r. I’m using Nero, but everytime I try to write it to a cd, the cd comes out unusable. (it has some data on it, but I can’t view it, neither does it boot). I’ve wasted two cds already.

    When I use a nifty little program called daemon-tools to watch the content of the image everything seems to work fine and I can browse the image-file. It seems something goes wrong in the burning process.

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    Subject: Using Nero to create Knoppix CD – yes it can work
    Author: PhilipSargent
    Date: Sunday, 2002/11/03 – 21:51
    I spent a couple of hours trying to be clever before I actually found and followed the simple instructions.
    IGNORE the Nero option that says “Boot CD” in the tabbed dialog box. Get rid of the dialog box, and instead use the File menu, “Burn Image…” – it worked first time when I tried that, but none of the other methods in Nero – whcih should have worked – did. I wasted 3 CDs.
    Autorecognition found everything except the sound card on an old AMD machine.
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 07:17
    images md5sum is okay?
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Integral
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 03:00
    I’m using Nero, but everytime I try to write it to a cd, …

    heh, I feel your pain…I had to use that godawful program yesterday to burn a pile of CDs. I never did figure out how to do what I actually wanted, but after waaay too much time (at least an hour or two, including test runs and so on), I bent it to my will. Of course, doing what I really wanted would have taken about ten minutes to set up with cdrecord and less with gtoaster. But my CD burner is on the fritz, so I had to use a friend’s..

    Anyway, sorry that I couldn’t help you, but the rant helped me 🙂

    Daniel

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 09:38
    When nero starts, close the wizard or popup window that appears, choose ‘burn image’ from the File menu, select ‘all files’ in the following dialog to display the .iso and select it.

    You want the defaults (mode 1, block size 2048), 0 byte image header/trailer.


    Jon

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    Subject: LaTeX
    Author: TNorthover
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 17:08
    Does anyone happen to know of a bootable CD with some form of LaTeX on? I’ve been looking for a while but not found any.
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    Subject: Re: LaTeX
    Author: ironstorm
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 16:07
    There is a KDE Latex editor under the applications
    menu.
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    Subject: Re: LaTeX
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 19:11
    Take a look at CTAN, they do have live TeX/LaTeX CDs…
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    Subject: Re: LaTeX
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 18:48
    According to the packages.txt file, this one does (it’s in tetex-bin).
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    Subject: easy way for “snapshotting”?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 15:55
    I believe having seen a piece of software, that does a “snapshot” of your current system to create a live cd out of it. Is this true and if so, where can I grab that?
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    Subject: Re: easy way for (bootcd 2.08)
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/06/11 – 10:29
    The tool you revere to is bootcd 2.08, (in testing anyway).
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    Subject: Re: easy way for
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2002/05/26 – 03:56
    http://mkcdrec.sourceforge.net/
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    Subject: Re: easy way for
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 18:11
    Perhaps you mean mindi/mondo ?

    apt-get install mindi mondo


    Wannes

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 15:25
    i dont understand.
    distros like knoppix and progeny make it so easy to use and install, but yet debian never changed its installer. why?
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Integral
    Date: Sunday, 2002/05/26 – 00:52
    An attempt was made to change the installer for woody (debian-installer), but progress was too slow to incorporate it in this cycle (this was one of the holdups for woody’s release, actually)

    PGI and the Progeny stuff that supports it were only recently integrated into Debian and aren’t really ready (or tested well enough) to be an official installer. I wouldn’t be surprised if PGI is offered in woody+1 (at least as an option) on architectures where it works.

    Daniel

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: hobbes
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 21:31
    knoppix and progeny’s installers are only for i386. Debian’s installer works for I think 11 architectures.

    Now don’t think graphical is easier. Yes debian’s installer could be easier, and some work on a completely new and modular installer is in progress for next release. But going graphical is not a guarantee for easy installations. (It’s a guarantee for hardware problems though 🙂

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 16:37
    ya even debian people are like “oh yes progeny is so easy to install it’s great for the end users” but then you say well ok how about making a better installer for debian and you get “text installers forever! allah be praised!!”.
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 19:38
    What’s wrong with text? The fact that you have better resolution and stupid looking penguin sitting in corner doesn’t make installing any easier. Just more likely to break.

    Maybe hardware autodetection could be made better etc. But all this has to be done so that all flexibility remains.

    Besides woody+1 (sarge?) will have new installer. If you want it to be good, be sure to help out. If not by coding, then by testing and giving productive feedback.

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: ironstorm
    Date: Sunday, 2002/05/26 – 09:24
    woody+1 = sid not sarge
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2002/05/26 – 10:12
    > woody+1 = sid not sarge

    *bzzzt* wrong.

    sid will always be ‘still in development’. It’s not agreed upon what the next codename will be. Or at least, Anthony Towns has not yet revealed his decision.

    Michael

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2002/05/26 – 16:05
    I like the translation “Sid Is Dangerous” more than “still in development” 😉
    It keeps newbies (like me) from testing unstable software, even if they cannot get the stable one to work 😉
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    Subject: Autodetection is more important than GUI installers.
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2002/05/26 – 04:31
    I don’t care about the installer being text mode or GUI. If I had to choose, I’d probably pick text mode because it already exists and it works for what it is supposed to do.

    My main concern is hardware autodetection. I genuinely want a Debian GNU/Linux system I can install without having to know the Linux driver name for my ethernet cards, for example. It’s not a major problem but I would much prefer autodetection and asking me if there’s a conflict versus asking me straight off. I don’t know how to write autodetection code, but I’m willing to help an effort working on autodetection Debian GNU/Linux installers. If anyone has a pointer to such a work in progress and in need of some feedback, please point me to them.

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    Subject: Re: Autodetection is more important than GUI installers.
    Author: lovelace
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 09:34
    The Progeny Installer (PGI) already has autodetection, so I guess PGI would be a good starting point. If I’m correct, the autodetection tool in PGI is called Discover.
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 23:28
    well personally i think the installer is fine the way it is now.

    but the average joe user wants a graphical installer. ya sure we can say well fuck average joe, but if promoting free software is the idea then you have to make something joe average likes, otherwise don’t complain when non-free is everywhere.

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 12:01
    Its simply great for giving away to your friends still sticking with Windows.
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 12:43
    what do you think of carrying your own system where ever you want? just put in your cd rom in any computer and you have your own desktop.

    I hope you can modify it so you can really have youre own desktop.

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: bowa
    Date: Sunday, 2002/05/26 – 13:17
    i was thinking of something similar, boot from cd and having your system and all your files (writable) on a external firewire or usb2 harddisk. that would be really cool, to take it everywhere !
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: annoia
    Date: Sunday, 2002/05/26 – 02:05
    You really ought to try this amazing thing called “The Internet”! Often on “The Internet” you can upload files, and download them later. This actually means, that you can upload your desired config-files to “The Internet” and later, when you need them on another computer, you can download them again!!! I know it sounds crazy, but it’s actually true! This way don’t have to use those old, slooooow, and more and more often, unusable floppies. “The Internet”: The way of the future!

    Well… It was fun to write 🙂

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: godot_d6
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 17:03
    apt-get install bootcd
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    Subject: Portable personal desktop.
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 14:20
    Or maybe some system to save your changes to /dev/fd0. Then the combination CD/fd would be your desktop.
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    Subject: Re: Portable personal desktop.
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 15:09
    this is possible. you can issue /usr/sbin/saveconfig and do “konppix floppyconf” on next reboot.
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 12:24
    yeah, it’s a real smasher. you can watch tv and burn cd’s with this “rescue system”.

    but there is one thing i miss: an easy way to get write access to the harddisk without console-commands.

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 13:16
    No real problem, as long as you use KDE.
    There is an icon for every partition on the desktop: Right click, select “properties” and uncheck the “read-only” checkbox.
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: grolschie
    Date: Sunday, 2002/05/26 – 07:23
    So you won’t destroy your current Debian install by having a play with Knoppix?
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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: ironstorm
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 16:11
    You won’t destroy your windows install either…
    I ran it off of an dual cpu IDE raid set-up, it
    didn’t recognize the raid properly, but it didn’t
    screw it up either…

    I was impressed that it runs an SMP and has stuff to do PPPOE for ADSL.

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    Subject: Re: KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/05/25 – 14:38
    ah, nice. thank you.
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