Linked by Stan Brone on Mon 23rd Dec 2002 07:19 UTC
Linux Have you ever been in situations which made you think "I wish I had Linux running right now", or are you a person who just would like to try Linux quickly? Knoppix Linux might just be your thing!
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by hohum on Thu 26th Dec 2002 01:16 UTC

On reading the following review of Knoppix Linux:

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2435 "My Take on Knoppix Linux"
"By Contributing Editor Stan Brone - Posted on 2002-12-23 07:19:17"

I'll only comment on the last bits:

I noted that the statements, being the last sentences: "You will also not be able to save or write anything on your harddrive. So remind to buy a package of floppydisks or CD-R's! "... is incorrect. You can in fact write to partitions
(hard disks) using Knoppix.

The pre-requisite to writing to a disk using Knoppix are:

1: Prior to mounting a partition/disk you must remove knoppix's 'Read Only'protection to the required partition/disk.

1a: If the partition/disk is already mounted, you must unmount it first.

1b: Right click on the partition/disk to be mounted then, select > Properties > Device and un-check the box titled 'Read Only' then close the window.

2: Mount the partition/disk.

The permissions of the partition/disk you wish to access will determine the writing to the disk amongst it's other permissions. i.e; Fat32 no permissions required, Ext3 permissions required. As a quick test on a standard Gnu/Linux system such as Lycoris you can test write to the /tmp directory without restrictions. Ensure you also allocate permissions to the file so that you can then remove the file from within the OS you wrote to.

Anyone wishing to try or know about Knoppix should visit the Knoppix site.
http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html available in several languages and or
the Knoppix Forums http://www.linuxtag.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl

A suggestion for you stan: There is no point in reviewing something using specifics unless you first understand what you are reviewing.