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Knoppix 6.7.1


ERPXE Module

  • Name: - Knoppix
  • Version: 6.7.1

Plugin type

Plugin type
Knoppix Anti-Virus Deployment Diagnostics OS Installation Live Media Recovery Tools
No No No No Yes No

Plugin Requirments

Plugin Requirments
Knoppix CIFS HTTP Internet NFS Linux OS Windows OS
No No No Yes Yes Yes

Screen Shots

300px-KNOPPIX6.0.1-LXDE.jpg 220px-KNOPPIX_booting.png

Special Information

Knoppix, or KNOPPIX is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB key (Live USB), one of the first of its kind for any operating system.

Knoppix was developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. When starting a program, it is loaded from the removable medium and decompressed into a RAM drive. The decompression is transparent and on-the-fly.

Although Knoppix is primarily designed to be used as a Live CD, it can also be installed on a hard disk like a typical operating system.

Computers that support booting from USB devices can load Knoppix from a live USB flash drive or memory card.

There are two main editions of Knoppix:

the traditional Compact Disc (700 megabytes) edition and the DVD (4.7 gigabytes) "Maxi" edition.

Each of these main editions have two language-specific editions: English and German.

Knoppix mostly consists of free and open source software, but also includes proprietary software.

Linux Installation Instructions

Download knoppix671-XXX.tar.gz to /

extract knoppix671-XXX.tar.gz file:

tar -xvzf knoppix671-XXX.tar.gz

Download Knoppix 6.7.1 ISO Latest Version to /mnt/ :

Mount ISO file to temporary location (/mnt/cdrom/)

mkdir /mnt/cdrom/
mount -o loop /mnt/KNOPPIX_V6.7.1DVD-2011-09-14-EN.iso /mnt/cdrom/

Copy linux64 , linux to appropriate directory: (LOWER CASE ONLY! , Do not Replace miniroot.gz!!)

cp /mnt/cdrom/boot/isolinux/linux64 /tftpboot/er/plugins/knoppix/linux64
cp /mnt/cdrom/boot/isolinux/linux /tftpboot/er/plugins/knoppix/linux
cp /mnt/cdrom/KNOPPIX/* /tftpboot/er/shares/knoppix/KNOPPIX/

We have created our own miniroot.gz file that loads NIC drivers and added it to the ERPXE plugin package.

To create it yourself just boot the KNOPPIX CD and start the KNOPPIX Terminal Server, Check your components and it will be created in /tftpboot/.

Verify files with filelist.txt in each folder.

All Done!