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  • Brian Tiffin

    Brian Tiffin - 2014-01-31

    Simon, et al

    Do you know much about KNOPPIX? Hear street talk 'n such?

    Dirt easy to cut custom live boot images with, and I'm still leaning toward it for some virtual machine experiments.

    Just curious.


  • Bruce Martin

    Bruce Martin - 2014-02-28

    I have used knoppix for these purposes

    • Testing - when using CD / DVD boot options you get a clean OS (with out anything installed). So if your install works, it is not because there was something left over from the last test

    • Under Windows (in a VM). I had much less trouble installing knoppix in a VM (compared to the big installations like Ubuntu/Fedora). Also a light weight GUI like LXDE (used in knoppix) is better suited to a VM than KDE / Gnome.

    last time I check, there are some issues with knoppix

    • No real support for install knoppix. Debian certainly will not support knoppix installs
    • No real upgrade for installed knoppix - you need to do a rebuild.

    Depending on what you are doing, knoppix can be a good choice for running in a VM

    • Brian Tiffin

      Brian Tiffin - 2014-02-28

      Thanks Bruce. Good info. And the plan is to make it easy to startup VMs with GNU Cobol and other development goodies installed for demonstrations and trials.


      Last edit: Brian Tiffin 2014-03-21
  • Bruce Martin

    Bruce Martin - 2014-02-28

    Sounds like a good use for Knoppix


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