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Publisher Comments:

Knoppix is a portable Linux distribution with a collection of hundreds of programs and utilities--a veritable Swiss Army knife in CD form. This practical and flexible Linux distribution runs on the fly from a single CD with no need to install anything to your hard drive. Knoppix's excellent hardware detection, collection of programs, and ease of use help explain why Knoppix is radically changing the face of Linux. Though Knoppix is the most popular live CD Linux distribution available, until now there have been no books on the topic. A weighty theoretical tome or a book for dummies won't do--the perfect Knoppix book, like Knoppix itself, must be as useful and clever as a Swiss Army knife. Clearly, Knoppix calls for an O'Reilly Hacks book.Knoppix Hacks is a collection of one hundred industrial-strength hacks for new Linux users, power users, and system administers using--or considering using--the Knoppix Live CD. These tips and tools show how to use the enormous amount of software on this CD to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, disinfect, and generally be productive without Windows. With Knoppix you can:

  • Test drive a Linux desktop without the need to install Linux
  • Troubleshoot and repair Linux and Windows systems
  • Create a thin client network with just one CD
  • Replace a web server or firewall in an emergency
  • Perform a security audit on your entire network
  • Virus scan a Windows computer from the safety of Linux
  • Customize Knoppix for personal or business use
  • Easily install the popular Debian GNU/Linux distribution with all of your hardware detected and configured
Knoppix Hacks provides ingenious fixes, clever customizations, and time and resource-saving tips. If you want more than the average Knoppix user, this invaluable book is a must-have.

Book News Annotation:

In this book/CD-ROM package, Rankin, a system administrator, explains how to use Knoppix, a bootable Linux CD distribution, to its full potential. He provides step-by-step instructions for using it as a desktop distribution, a rescue CD, and other tasks. Instructions are given for using Knoppix (provided on the accompanying CD-ROM) for troubleshooting, repairing, upgrading, disinfecting, and getting work done on any computer with a CD drive.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Kyle Rankin is a system administrator for The Green Sheet, Inc., the current president of the North Bay Linux Users Group, and the author of Knoppix Hacks. Kyle has been using Linux in one form or another since early 1998. In his free time he does pretty much the same thing he does at work--works with Linux.

Table of Contents

CopyrightForewordCreditsPrefaceChapter 1: Boot KnoppixChapter 2: Use Your Knoppix DesktopChapter 3: Tweak Your DesktopChapter 4: Install Linux with KnoppixChapter 5: Put Knoppix in Your ToolboxChapter 6: Repair LinuxChapter 7: Rescue WindowsChapter 8: Knoppix ReloadedChapter 9: Knoppix RemasteredColophon

Product Details

100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Tools
Knopper, Klaus
Knopper, Klaus
Rankin, Kyle
O'Reilly Media
Operating systems (computers)
Operating Systems - LINUX
CD;Damn Small Linux;Debian;INSERT;Knoppix;Lilo;Linux;LiveCD;Local Area Security Linux;MBR;Medialinux;Morphix;Sid;bootable;cheat codes;custom;customize;distcc;freeduc;gnoppix;grub;hacks;installer;persistent
General Computers
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
9 x 6 x 0.76 in 1.04 lb

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