This project is an extension of the bootable USB Linux installation, with an emphasis on the Knoppix 6.0.1 CD. Knoppix 6.0 uses a pleasantly lightweight and fast LXDE desktop environment, and has useful software such as OpenOffice and Iceweasel / Firefox. The CD is a stripped down version of the Knoppix 6.0 DVD, and will run much faster when installed to a flash memory device. Part one entails preparation of a USB flash memory for a Linux installation.
Obtaining the Knoppix 6.0.1 CD Image:
Obtaining the Knoppix 6.0.1 CD image is an easy task. It is available in either English or German language, and is on many download sites. Among the most reliable is the Bit Torrent file: KNOPPIX_V6.0.1CD-2009-02-08-EN.torrent on the Unix-AG tracker. There are plenty of seeders; downloading time is a few hours on a typical DSL connection. When the download is finished, burn the ISO to a CD and give this new Knoppix a test drive on your hardware.
Knoppix 6.0 contains a utility for automatically installing to a USB flash drive. Called the flash-knoppix tool [LXDE --> System Tools --> Install KNOPPIX to flash disk], it can be used to easily make a bootable Knoppix usb flash drive. For a more customized, multi-sytem installation (with Knoppix, SLAX, Backtrack, etc), continue through the manual installation procedure below.
Manually installing Knoppix 6.0 to a USB flash drive then involves the following steps:
Supplies needed are:
Important: Make sure your computer\'s boot sequence (in BIOS Settings) lists CD/DVD devices prior to USB devices, and then your hard drive.
title Knoppix 6.0.1
kernel /boot/isolinux/linux ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us vt.default_utf8=0 apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=minirt.gz nomce quiet loglevel=0 nolapic_timer
Next, continue to the installation page for steps to install the
system files and bootloader onto your USB stick.
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