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Knoppix 7.2 Released 53

Posted by timothy
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hypnosec writes "Knoppix 7.2 has been released for public testing — unlike its predecessor, Knoppix 7.1, which was only made available through the annual Linux Magazine CeBIT edition. Based on Debian "Wheezy", Knoppix 7.2 packs quite a few new features, including newer desktop packages from Debian/testing and Debian/unstable Jessie. The latest version uses the Linux 3.9 kernel and xorg 7.7, and comes loaded with LibreOffice 4.0, GIMP 2.8, Chromium 27 (and Firefox/Iceweasel 21), Wine 1.5, and Virtualbox version 4.2.10. It uses LXDE by default. For users who still want to go for KDE or GNOME, version 4.8.4 and 3.4.2 of the respective desktops are available from the Knoppix DVD."
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Knoppix 7.2 Released

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  • by jazzmans (622827) on Thursday June 27, 2013 @06:41PM (#44127493) Journal

    It's still my go to system on a disk whenever anyone has issues with windows, or (much more rare) linux computers.

    I've tried all kinds of 'other' live cd's Knoppix was the first, and is still, imo, the best.

    I think my oldest knoppix cd is 3, or maybe earlier.

    jaz

  • by WheezyJoe (1168567) <fegg@e[ ]te.com ['xci' in gap]> on Thursday June 27, 2013 @06:58PM (#44127593)
    I think you're in luck. From Knippix's home site: [knopper.net]

    Experimental support for UEFI-Boot (DVD: 32 and 64bit, CD: only 32bit) after installation on USB flash disk.

    In order to create a bootable USB-medium (memory flashdisk, SD-card, digital camera with USB connector, cellphone with microSD, ...), the program flash-knoppix can be started from a running Knoppix system. This program installs all needed Knoppix files onto the FAT-formatted flashdisk, and creates a boot record for it. If desired, the target medium can be partitioned and fornatted, or left in its inistal state, so that existing files stay intact. The KNOPPIX Live System starts and runs about factor 5 faster from USB flash disk than from CD or DVD!

    It looks like you have to get a Knoppix system running first before you create the thumb drive, but with your Mac all that requires is a little time with Virtual Box [virtualbox.org] (or equivalent). Give it a try and post the results!

  • flash-knoppix (Score:4, Interesting)

    by tuppe666 (904118) on Thursday June 27, 2013 @07:35PM (#44127933)

    ...Ok I am really missing something. I used to love knoppix, but now everything is a live CD. I am as likely to quickly get a copy of Ubuntu Live CD running off a stick to get up and running quickly.(although this does have the advantage of having mdadm on the disk). In fact a full installation of Ubuntu onto a pen drive is more useful.

    There is not much information about flash-knoppix, and how it is different from say "startup disk creator"...and I noticed this from the text description "In order to create a bootable USB-medium (memory flashdisk, SD-card, digital camera with USB connector, cellphone with microSD, ...)," Okay I have never thought about using the MicroSD in my cell phone that is incredibly cool.

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