Knoppix is Linux Live CD, with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for most of the graphics card, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. Knoppix can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, there is no necessity to install anything on a hard disk.
It is a Free and Open Source Live Linux CD that boots and runs completely from CD, DVD or a USB flash drive (Live USB) and can be used to read and write partitions.
Knoppix Linux Live CD Can be freely downloaded from www.knoppix.net
You Just need to make your bios to boot from CD
Your current software (OS) on your system will not be lost
Knoppix can be used to copy files easily from hard drives where the operating systems are inaccessible.
Knoppix is Popular because:
- It is the first Live CD’s available.
- It is class apart in hardware detection on most of the hardware.
- Network Connectivity is awesome.
Last but most important it is a must have handy tool for Linux Admins for system repair and troubleshooting..
Knoppix is used in Emergency by Most of the Linux Admins:
Problem: When Linux OS does not boot and you need to backup important data/file
Solution: boot with knoppix and recover the important files.
Problem: You have messed up your configuration and want to start again troubleshooting the problem
Solution : Boot with knoppix Live CD and bring back to your Linux to default Configuration ( editing the configuration files you might have edited)