Installation... Windows vs Ubuntu/Debian/Knoppix/Distro of your choice.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 24, 2006
OK, in a way I sometimes feel like I am the Windows defender here. It had been a good few years since I installed XP from scratch, I think I have been spoilt by all the modern Linux distros I have installed lately... OH MY GOD! What a painful experience!
The desktop is your basic Compaq desktop machine, a P4 EVO D510, a common as muck machine. Did XP auto-detect everything? DID IT EVER!!!!
It booted into 640x480 4 bit colour, with no Ethernet driver, no sound driver, and clearly no video driver either. Thankfully USB worked so I was able to get the Ethernet driver to it that way. After enjoying the Compaq/HP site in 4 bit colour and getting the right drivers for the rest I wanted to install IIS, was it easy?
HELL NO! Why? Because I had given back the Windows XP install CD to the Helpdesk team. And it expects the disc, no “apt-get install IIS” or anything quite as elegant.
This is frustrating!
How come not many people sing praises about how easy some of latest Linux dis
USB OS: Ubuntu/Mint, Knoppix or Puppy for portable OS?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 20, 2010
Which OS would you say would best fit on an 8gb USB flash drive, that you could do the most with on the range of computers that you would encounter in an SF Bay Area University or College or Library? Next: Same question again for 4gb drive. Same answer? How functional would you say puppy linux is from flash drive? Is USB Gnome functional enough for most library computers and college library computers, or am I spoiled with my phenom quad and overestimating its abilities? How would a heavily fortified Puppy Linux compare to something like Xubuntu or LXDE-Mint? I on the 8gb drive I would want permanent storage and to be able to save my settings, not just have it act like a live CD. Using a second partition is ok, but it would be more convenient and space efficient for it to be all on the /home partition. Creating a second profile for this is ok. What would you pick and why if you had 3 USB drives and wanted to devote 2 of them (8gb and 4gb) to operating systems?
Cluster Knoppix, Ubuntu, or What? (Beowulf)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 23, 2008
I want to set up a Beowulf like cluster system, and I have been looking into ways to make this work.
I just recently found a distro called ClusterKnoppix that looks good, but very old. Before I go ahead and use it, does anyone have a better idea (other than don't do it) about clustering?
Help needed: Installing Linux OS(Knoppix, Ubuntu or Puppy)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 5, 2008
I have finally decided to switch my operating system from Windows to Linux but i am having a hard time doing so.
I have surf the net and found Knoppix, Ubuntu and Puppy OS so interesting. But my problem is I don't have a cd/dvd writer nor USB pen to install the program.
I have 2 harddrives installed on my pc (1 40g and 1 10g). I am planning to save the iso image file to my 10g hdd and have installed on my 40g harddrive. Would it be possible?
I tried downloading the file for each OS and saving it on my 10g hdd but it not booting up. I also tried extracting the file but still no luck.
Can you guys help me on installing any of this OS please....
Thank you in advance.
Knoppix: Ubuntu Edition
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 11, 2013
For all of you sysadmins out there, you've probably used Knoppix once or twice to rescue a system or wipe a hard disk. If you havent heard of it, Knoppix is a live-CD/DVD rescue disk based on Debian. Seeing that Ubuntu is based on Debian, making a Ubuntu-based Knoppix would be relatively easy, and it would have all the Ubuntu features, but still the same programs. If you are interested in helping build this distro, my Launchpad username is ahalverson.
Grub error unbootable 8.04 CD versus Knoppix CD
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 25, 2008
I ran into a problem after installing the 8.04 beta release (x86 64-bit) on a Dell laptop. After restarting, I get Grub Error 17. I believe a filesystem is not mounting. In attempts to correct it, I went to boot from the Knoppix live CD. This was fine. Then I tried the lastest 8.04 release candidate yesterday, and I get grub error 17 booting from the CD as from my HDD after install of 8.04 beta. What has changed on my system that I need to restore?
Knoppix vs Mepis
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 7, 2006
Which is better?
Bootable from Live DVD
Persistent storage in USB disk
Varieties of installed applications
Ease of installing/adding new applications
Install Ubuntu from Knoppix
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 3, 2009
I have Ubuntu on my kids' netbooks, and I want to install it on my desktop. It's an old PIII, Compaq 5BW, with a 9GB HDD. I presently have Knoppix installed, but I've also had Ubuntu, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, and other distros installed. Now, I can't get the Ubuntu 9.10 CD to boot through the installation process. It hangs on the LiveCD or on the Installation process at the Ubuntu Logo. When I used the alternative boot, I saw the verbose screen freeze at trying to initialize the HDD, or so it seemed. What I'd like to know are the system commands to use from a Knoppix console to install Ubuntu. Can someone tell me if this is possible and post the commands?
Slow disk writes on Ubuntu, but blazing fast on Knoppix?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 30, 2013
My brand-new Ubuntu desktop (12.04 LTS) has extremely slow write speed (1 MB/sec) on all its hard drives. However, if I boot on Knoppix 7.2 (kernel 3.9), the speed on all drives is immediately fixed, increasing to 100 MB/sec. Can anybody help me fix the speed under Ubuntu?
The slowness happens on an internal Western Digital HD, an internal SSD RAID pair (3ware RAID card), and external hard drives using USB 3.0, Firewire, and eSATA, all using ext4. Literally every storage device I can connect.
I also tried Ubuntu 13.04 and (prerelease) 13.10 Live CDs on the same system, and they had the same slowness as 12.04.
This is a very fast computer (8 cores, 32 GB RAM, SSD boot drive), so system horsepower is not the problem. Nevertheless, a 20-megabyte file takes 15 seconds to copy under Ubuntu, but only 0.03 seconds under Knoppix.
I have already checked:
dmesg, and I didn't notice anything bad (see the full output). However, I am not a dmesg expert.hdparm: Ubuntu and Knoppix had exactly t
Multibooting Ubuntu/Knoppix on USBdrive
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 23, 2011
I'm trying to create an 8GB USB drive that has Knoppix on /dev/sdb1 and Ubuntu10.10 on /dev/sdb2, dual booting with Grub 0.97 (I don't know Grub 2 that well, but if someone can give me a push here, I'd like to give it a try).
I partitioned the device into 6GB for /dev/sdb1, and the leftover for /dev/sdb2 as I have the DVD version for Knoppix. I download/install Ubuntu using Unetbootin, and now have an image of 10.10 on my HDD. My intention is to boot both OS's in Live CD mode, possibly with a tiny bit of persistent storage squeezed in there.
I setup /dev/sdb1 first by copying the contents of /KNOPPIX and /boot into /dev/sdb1, then installing grub with the grub-install command. I created menu.lst by copying kernel options from the isolinux.cfg file. The Knoppix grub stanza looks like this:
kernel /boot/isolinux/linux ramdisk_size=100000 lang=en vt.default_utf8=0 apm=power-off video=vga16fb:off initrd=minirt.gz nomce quiet loglevel=0 tz=localtime no3d n
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