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4. Install Linux with Knoppix > 40. Explore the Knoppix Installer

Explore the Knoppix Installer

Learn the ins and outs of the Knoppix installer before installing.

Knoppix was originally intended to run just from the CD, but early on, users wanted to transfer the system to their hard drives once they discovered how well the CD recognized and worked with their computer. At first, this involved a complicated set of commands run from a shell to copy the CD to the hard drive and set up a boot loader. Eventually, this method was automated with a script that was created by Fabian Franz (http://www.fabian-franz.de) and was recently updated by Martin Oehler for the 5.0 release.

The latest version of the hard-drive installer is pretty sophisticated and does much more than just copy the CD to the hard drive. Start the installer from the terminal by using:


  

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