Archive for the ‘Knoppix’ Category

CeBIT 2012: Knoppix 7.0 presented

March 6th, 2012 Comments off

Speaking at this years CeBIT Open Source Forum, Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper presented version 7.0 of his popular Live Linux distribution.

via The H Open Source.

Categories: Knoppix, News

Remaster Knoppix without Remastering

October 3rd, 2010 1 comment

Kyle Rankin, author of Knoppix Hacks, has a Google Tech Talk presentation video detailing tricks for customizing Knoppix without going through the lengthy remastering process.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix, Videos

Knoppix 6.0: Perfect Distro also for Netbooks

March 8th, 2009 1 comment

Linux Magazine Online reviews Knoppix 6.0.

Knoppix has always been regarded as one of the most versatile Linux distros out there, but the latest version of the venerable Live CD Linux distribution has got yet another trick up its sleeve. Thanks to its excellent hardware detection, blazingly fast boot process, and the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, Knoppix 6.0 makes a perfect distro for netbooks.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews

Knoppix 6.0 LiveCD Released

January 27th, 2009 3 comments

It’s been two years and a few days since the last CD release of Knoppix, but the wait is over, and Knoppix 6.0 is out!

Klaus Knopper has released KNOPPIX 6.0, a brand new version of the popular Debian-based live CD, now with LXDE as the default desktop and ADRIANE, an audio desktop for the visually impaired.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Releases

Is it the End of the Road for Live CDs?

January 26th, 2009 2 comments

Free Software Magazine asks if the era of Live CDs is starting to wind down. I personally can’t see this happening until USB flash drives are as inexpensive as CD/DVD media, and even then, the era of Live USB flash drives will be flourishing.

I was window shopping in a high street electronics store a few days ago. I was delighted to see a shelf display full of netbooks from vendors like Samsung, Acer, Dell, Advent and Asus (of course), to name a few. It looked like the Asus EeePC had launched an idea whose time had come and in the process possibly heralded the long withdrawing roar of the live CD.

Categories: Knoppix, News

KNOPPIX 5.3.1 DVDs are Out!

March 27th, 2008 2 comments

After a long wait since 5.1.1, KNOPPIX 5.3.1 is out as an official public release.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Releases

How To Reset A Forgotten Root Password With Knoppix

March 10th, 2008 1 comment

HowtoForge resets the root password of a Linux system with Knoppix.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix, Security

Book Excerpt: Get Your Multimedia on in Knoppix

February 22nd, 2008 Comments off

LifeHacker has an excerpt from the second Knoppix Hacks Book, and asks for comments about everyone’s favorite LiveCD.

Categories: Books, Desktop, Knoppix

For the First Time OpenVZ Virtualization Software Available On Live CD Without Requiring Hard Disk Installation

May 13th, 2007 Comments off

OpenVZ is now available on a modified Knoppix 5.1.1 LiveCD. Test it out without messing up your installed OS.

OpenVZ is operating system server virtualization software technology, built on Linux, which creates multiple isolated, secure virtual environments on a single physical server – enabling greater server utilization and superior availability with fewer performance penalties. The virtual servers ensure that applications do not conflict and can be re-booted independently.

Categories: Knoppix, Releases, Server

DistroWatch Weekly

May 1st, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has some good LiveCD news in the Miscellaneous News section, including links to a 64-bit build of Knoppix 5.1.1.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, News

Recover Data From RAID 1 LVM Partitions With Knoppix Linux LiveCD

April 22nd, 2007 1 comment

HowtoForge walks through recovering data from a RAID 1 setup using Knoppix.

Categories: How To, Knoppix, Rescue

Overview of Top Ten Distributions (Part 4)

April 16th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has an overview of Knoppix as part of their “Top 10” Linux distros feature.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews

LH Top 10: Free Computer System Recovery Tools

April 13th, 2007 1 comment

The top four of Lifehacker’s top 10 free computer system recovery tools are LiveCDs.

The Lazy Guide to Installing Knoppix on a USB Key

March 30th, 2007 1 comment has a howto for putting Knoppix on a USB flash drive and making it bootable.

Of course, it can be even more portable when it runs entirely off of an inexpensive USB key. So let’s install it to a 1 GB USB key, and create a persistent home directory in which to store files. Only let’s do it the lazy way, and keep use of the command prompt to a bare minimum.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix

KNOPPIX 5.2 Release Date

March 19th, 2007 3 comments

KNOPPIX 5.2 has been announced and will probably be showing up on the torrent sites soon, with an official release public release of 5.2.1 coming in April. Some of the major changes are inclusion of the Beryl 3D desktop, NTFS-3G 1.0, and a boatload of virtualization technologies.

As announced on, the first special edition of Knoppix 5.2.0 is included in c’t magazines 7/07 issued during CeBIT 2007. This version is only available within the german magazine, plus distributed in limited numbers at CeBIT 2007, Heise-booth in hall 5, and at the booth of Rheinland-Pfalz in hall 9, C39/21. The next public download edition (5.2.1) will be issued as CD and DVD probably in April 2007.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, News

Evaluating Knoppix 5.1.1 for use in the Linuxworld lab

March 10th, 2007 1 comment

TalkBMC takes Knoppix 5.1.1 for a spin on a cartload of different laptops.

Back to the drawing board: what LiveCD distro is out there that uses KDE as the primary desktop, but is stocked with best of breed apps appropriate to the questions the lab is asking and answering? Knoppix would seem to be the obvious answer.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews

A quick review of Knoppix 5.1

February 17th, 2007 Comments off

Blogbeebe reviews Knoppix 5.1, included are a few screenshots.

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Meet The ‘No Hard Disk’ Man

January 26th, 2007 Comments off

EFYTimes has a review of, um, Klaus Knopper, creator of Knoppix.

Knopper is known as the man who can put a system to life without even touching its hard drive. And what makes his efforts notable is the fact that he is a one-man army. He has an infectious sense of humour which I noticed when I met him last year during Asia’s biggest Linux event, LinuxAsia 2006.

Categories: Knoppix, Reviews

Knoppix 5.1.1: Now with eye candy

January 18th, 2007 Comments off has a short review of the latest Knoppix release.

The new year has brought a new release of the Knoppix live CD. Along with the usual updates to application software, the most noticeable change in version 5.1.1 is the inclusion of the Beryl 3-D desktop with the Emerald theming engine.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews

Knoppix 5.1.1 Update Released

January 5th, 2007 Comments off

A new release of Knoppix is out, just days after 5.1.0. It fixes several bugs, updates some programs, and improves writing speeds for NTFS partitions.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Releases