Run Linux off of a CD!

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  1. Mexican_Pirate

    Mexican_Pirate New Member

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    Yep, it's Knoppix... very cool distribution. I've even heard people use it to boot into their computer when they couldn't.
     
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    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)
     
  4. Ardentfrost

    Ardentfrost Jesus is so f*kin' metal

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    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.

    Cool stuff :)
     
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    FreeBSiE is my new favorite live CD.
     
  6. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    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. :)
     
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    welcome to 5 years ago :wavey:
     
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    It's always cool to see people's excitement when they first realize you can do this.
     
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    No way! That's just unpossible!
     
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    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    zipslack for the win! god that takes me back to 1996, if not earlier!
     
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    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    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.
     
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    I still think it's cool. I'm using it right now. :cool:
     
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    how much stuff can you do w/ linux running of a cd? considering configuration cant be saved.
     
  15. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    can be saved - to floppy, usb stick, cdrw, other network drive, hdd- anything that CAN be written to can be used
     
  16. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    You can try it out and see if you might want to use it. They're also great for fixing stuff.
     

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