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KNOPPIX O/S ????????

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I bought a knoppix cd.....    my ram is 64mb.... It's a bit slow!!!!!!

*> How can i make it run fast????
*> Can i setup the o/s in my pc??(i currently use win 98)??
*> are there any knoppix drivers suitable for my conextant modem???????
*> what are the cool upgrades for this????
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*> How can i make it run fast????
          Install on hd & add memory
*> Can i setup the o/s in my pc??(i currently use win 98)??
       Yes (http://www.freenet.org.nz/misc/knoppix-install.html)  need free unpartitioned space
*> are there any knoppix drivers suitable for my conextant modem???????
http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/

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*> what are the cool upgrades for this????
     Checkout www.sourceforge.net for progs and updates
      www.kde.org for desktop upgrade
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if your low on memory, create a swap partition, it'll use this space like virtual ram
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Excellent idea Jase-Coder

This requires it to be installed on the hD or have free space, correct?
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You need to install more RAM if you want to run the GUI. The reason for this is the entire system runs from a RAM disk. Create swap (double your RAM).  Install to hard disk after you at least double your ram.  

Are you going to dual boot?
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Since s/he only have 64MiB RAM, s/he has already defined a swap file (on the FAT partition) or swap partition. Adding more will not be beneficial, since that will just be more "simulated RAM, running at (slow) diskspeed".
The first suggestion is the correct one, add more RAM (at least increase to 128 MiB) and perhaps install to HD (this is a real boost, but ... depending on how you do it, it might actually stop being Knoppix and become a "really knoppixy debian"... Might not make much difference, apart from when doing updates, of course:).
The only bad things with the linuxant HCF modem driver is that it's crippled unless you pay for it (don't remember to what speed, but it's something silly like 14.4 kbps). So far though it's the only option... Unless you get a freely supported modem (like a true serial modem:-).

-- Glenn
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