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developerWorks: System Recovery with Knoppix

Oct 29, 2003, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Knoppix, which is a complete bootable Linux on a CD, has become my rescue disk of choice. An excellent introduction to Knoppix appeared in developerWorks a few months ago...

"My old mainstays were Tom's Root Boot, 'The most GNU/Linux on one floppy disk,' and Peter Anvin's SuperRescue CD, 'An overfeatured rescue CD.' Both are first-rate Linux rescue disks. One of my favorite show-off tricks is to do a complete bare-metal system rebuild, using only a Tom's Root Boot disk and an Internet connection.

"As CD-ROMs became standard on PCs, I wore out several SuperRescue CDs. However, it is based on Red Hat 7.2, which is a great Red Hat but is also an old Red Hat. So, 7.2 does not have the hardware support, such as USB or wireless, found in later distributions..."

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