Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

Reincarnating a discarded laptop with Linux

August 2nd, 2006 Comments off has an article full of useful LiveCD information.

Knoppix Linux On USB

August 1st, 2006 1 comment

Tom’s Hardware has a quality how-to article about using Knoppix on a USB flash drive for various tasks.

This article provides a gentle introduction to how a simple Knoppix configuration can become an indispensable item in a mobile technical toolkit.

Dual-booting Windows and Linux the easy way ( videos)

July 21st, 2006 1 comment has some video tutorials on repartitioning a Windows machine. They utilize the excellent GParted LiveCD.

A Closer Look at Damn Small Linux

July 12th, 2006 Comments off

LINUX.SYS-CON.COM dives into the world of Damn Small Linux, and describes some of the more interesting uses of this great lightweight LiveCD.

In this article you will learn how to turn a blank CD and an inexpensive USB keydrive into a powerful, portable, take-along operating system complete with modern applications like Firefox, a Web server, and multimedia tools. All this can be done using free Open Source Linux software.

Hardware diagnostics with open source tools

July 6th, 2006 Comments off

NewsForge uses the great grml LiveCD to check their hardware.

A GNU/Linux live CD distribution can come handy for hardware diagnostics. For this purpose, my favorite live CD distribution is GRML, which bundles the tools we’re about to discuss, along with some other useful programs for both home users and veteran system administrators.

Getting to know your computer’s dual personality

July 5th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix

Desktop Linux revisited

June 5th, 2006 Comments off

Manila Standard Today has an intro to Linux via the Ubuntu 6.06 LiveCD.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Ubuntu

Customizing Dynebolic version 2

June 2nd, 2006 Comments off has a thorough article on customizing Dynebolic.

Remastering DSL: A Short HOWTO with a Long Preamble

May 27th, 2006 Comments off

Linux Forums has a good article on remastering Damn Small Linux.

Getting started with Knoppix Linux

May 11th, 2006 2 comments

Free Software Magazine has a great article on Knoppix for those looking to learn a bit about Linux.

Getting started with Knoppix Linux doesn’t have to be costly. Chances are you already have everything you need. The requirements are simple. Any computer newer than 5 years old with a working bootable CD or DVD drive should be able to run Knoppix.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix

Making Bootable Movies with eMoviX

May 5th, 2006 Comments off

ExtremeTech has an article up on making a bootable movie. This is one of the cooler uses of a Linux LiveCD which I’ve seen. Think of all the effort that went into this project, with the end result being an alternative to a DVD player.

Changing Knoppix To Fit Your Needs

April 24th, 2006 Comments off

ExtremeTech has a howto on modifiying Knoppix. Good information to move to the next step of saving session data after using Knoppix.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix

Knoppix Hacks: Scan for Viruses

March 28th, 2006 3 comments

As seen on Digg, O’Reilly has posted a hack from their Knoppix Hacks book showing how to use a Knoppix CD to scan a Windows machine for viruses.

Multiple live CDs in one DVD

March 23rd, 2006 1 comment is covering the Spanish-language multiple LiveCD/DVD creation script. They go over how it works and summarize the process in English.

Categories: Desktop, How To

Kanotix Live-CD: Gentle Intro for Beginners

March 21st, 2006 Comments off has an introduction to LiveCDs and Linux using Kanotix.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Kanotix

Create a custom LiveDVD that boots multiple LiveCDs!

March 13th, 2006 1 comment

DistroWatch Weekly introduces us to a Spanish language website detailing the steps (with screenshots) of creating a LiveDVD capable of booting multiple LiveCDs. It’s in the third paragraph down.

All you need to do is to download the ISO images of those distributions that you’d like to have on the live DVD, place them into correct directories, set up GRUB’s menu.lst, and execute a script.

How to Run Linux on a USB Drive

March 12th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, How To

XP On Your Thumb Drive

February 27th, 2006 Comments off

InformationWeek has a step-by-step howto for getting Windows XP to boot off a USB flash drive.

Since our earlier discussions, three things have happened that can make it much, much easier to get XP to boot from a USB device.

Categories: Desktop, How To

Recovering grub boot loader password

February 22nd, 2006 2 comments
Categories: How To, Rescue

Fixing Linux with Knoppix

February 17th, 2006 Comments off

ExtremeTech posted another chapter from their book Hacking Knoppix. Definitely worth bookmarking.

A bootable disk with Knoppix can be a lifesaver when your computer goes awry. In this feature, we guide you through the process of fixing Linux with Knoppix, which includes repairing boot issues, working with key system files, and working with Linux partitions.

Categories: How To, Rescue