Knoppix is the quintessential Live troubleshooting tool for admins, developers, and desktop Linux users. This handy Debian-based distribution runs directly from the DVD drive on a variety of Intel-based systems. Version 6.1 includes an update of the Microknoppix design unveiled in the 6.0 release, which includes a new boot system and a reduced software collection for faster startup.
Knoppix offers an impressive array of GNU/Linux applications, as well as automatic hardware detection and support for a great variety of graphic cards, sound cards, and USB devices.
We are happy to bring you Knoppix 6.1 as this month's DVD.
Linux Kernel 2.6.28
Processor: Intel-based CPU (486 or later)
RAM: 32MB for test mode; at least 96MB for graphics mode with KDE; 128MB recommended for graphics mode with office applications
Graphics card: Standard VGA-compatible
Pointer: Serial, PS/2, or IBM PS/2-compatible USB mouse
The 3D-accelerated desktop and other features may require additional RAM.
Place this DVD in the drive and restart your system. If you computer doesn't start, make sure your BIOS is configured to boot from a DVD. Enter the BIOS setup menu (see your vendor documentation), make sure DVD boot is enabled, and make sure the DVD drive is before the hard drive in the boot order.
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