I read somewhere that the Japanese version of Knoppix had been modified to
use colinux. Has anyone done the same with the english version? How well
did it work? It would be nice to have a knoppix disk that users don't have
to reboot their PC for, just insert it into the drive and Windows
automatically starts Linux. Is this possible?
I give out lots of knoppix demo disks but because it has to be booted and
can't just be run I have a feeling that half of them never get used.
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From: Dan Aloni <da-x@co...> - 2004-04-02 14:25:37
On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 09:12:17AM -0800, Tracy R Reed wrote:
> I read somewhere that the Japanese version of Knoppix had been modified to
> use colinux. Has anyone done the same with the english version? How well
> did it work? It would be nice to have a knoppix disk that users don't have
> to reboot their PC for, just insert it into the drive and Windows
> automatically starts Linux. Is this possible?
The Japanese interface is optional (but it is set as default in the
images we use). If you specifiy lang=en in the boot parameters you
get the regular English verison.
Running coLinux from an Autorun CDROM is currently something we are
working on. It is basically a minimized bootstrapping root filesystem
that uses the cloop.o (compressed loop) kernel module in order to
mount the KNOPPIX image that sits inside the KNOPPIX CDROM iso. On
startup it copies basic root file system files and set the symlinks
for the rest of the directories inside the image.
The image itself compressed is only 1.2mb and the only requirement is
a KNOPPIX iso file or a real KNOPPIX CDROM in \Device\CdRom0. Besides
coLinux itself, an X server would be automatically launched from the
CDROM in order to provide a graphic interface.