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Nkoppix info

I have just came across a really great product.
I can boot my PC from a CD and run Linux from the
CD drive.  It finds all my hardware and everything.

It works so well, I am thinking about putting on
several "spare" PC's I have only I really do not
want to make it start from the CD drive each time.

This may be a simple question, I have done no research.
I figure, why bother when I can ask an expert!

If it is possible, what is the best/easiest way to
start my PC with Knoppix and not make it boot from
the CD every time?

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bordergal

8/22/2022 - Mon
jimbb

I tried Knoppix a short time ago, it makes a great "demo" CD if you want to test Linux on a system without making any changes to it.

Are you sure this is what you are looking for?  You don't want to do a normal Linux installation onto each computer?

I am not sure what bootloader Knoppix uses (most likely Grub or Lilo), but if it has support for booting from the network then you should be able to keep a single image of the OS on a networked computer and instruct the bootloader to boot from that image.

Some computers even have support for netboot in the BIOS so you wouldn't even need to install a bootloader on the hard drive.

If you confirm that that's what you want to do then we probably can help you do it.
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bordergal

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jimbb/gns -

both of you seem to feel a different distro would be
better.  care to elaborate/recommend your fav?

bg
Gns

I like Mandrake (9) and I don't like RH8 particularily... But it's really mor of a question: a distro meant to be installed to HD than a "live-eval" type.
I'm sure you'll recognize a more recent Debian, since knoppix seems to be based on it.

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bordergal

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jimbb/gns -

both of you seem to feel a different distro would be
better.  care to elaborate/recommend your fav?

bg
Gns

When you reload this question bordergal, please use the "Reload this question" link near the top. If you use the browsers reload button you repost the form data (and generate a spurious comment).

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AnhLePhuoc

If you like Knoppix then there is no reason to switch to anything else. The new version of Knoppix does allow you to install to a hardisk with sufficient free space by logging in as root and run:
  knx-hdinstall

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Gns

Great AnhLePhuoc.
Now, *someone* should make the change to the knoppix FAQ:-).

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bordergal

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AnnLePhuoc also had a good answer but I do not have the
newer version (YET).

I really appreciate the follow up.

bg