Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Mexican_Pirate, Jun 19, 2005.
Yep, it's Knoppix... very cool distribution. I've even heard people use it to boot into their computer when they couldn't.
yeah you can use that or Whoppix, Slax i beleive, and my fave is Linspire (used to be known as Lindows, but had to change its name because of legal reasons of course)
Running linux off a disk is an old trick. I've done it with Gentoo before (my favorite of Linux distros). I've read about people doing it on a 3.5" floppy. They'd make a proxy server on it, bootable. Basically, it'd turn any computer into a router.
FreeBSiE is my new favorite live CD.
Hehe yeah I had a program than ran in Windows and took all the configuration information and then created a bootable linux floppy. I used it to share a 56k modem and then a cable modem in the days before you could buy a router cheap. 486DX + no CPU fan + no hard drive = very quiet router out of junk parts.
welcome to 5 years ago
It's always cool to see people's excitement when they first realize you can do this.
No way! That's just unpossible!
zipslack for the win! god that takes me back to 1996, if not earlier!
I use "Recovery Is Possible" -- it's a Linux boot CD too. It doesn't have any GUI, but it has all the essential tools that you could need to restore a system. It's small and updated on a regular basis.
I still think it's cool. I'm using it right now.
how much stuff can you do w/ linux running of a cd? considering configuration cant be saved.
can be saved - to floppy, usb stick, cdrw, other network drive, hdd- anything that CAN be written to can be used
You can try it out and see if you might want to use it. They're also great for fixing stuff.