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Tom's Hardware: Knoppix Linux On USB

Aug 03, 2006, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Tittel, Justin Korelc)

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"There's no mistaking the practical purpose behind a bootable live-demonstration Linux distribution for on-the-go technicians. As avid consumers of modern technology, many of us enjoy exercising our electronic toys as much as our minds. However, we sometimes lack the software tools necessary to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve problems as they arise. This article provides a gentle introduction to how a simple Knoppix configuration can become an indispensable item in a mobile technical toolkit.

"Finding a practical solution is literally within arm's reach--you need look no further than your USB flash drive. Normally viewed as an inert storage medium, a USB flash drive can be easily modified into a multi-purpose tool that is quite effective when appointed with the trappings of a modern operating system and ancillary applications. Just imagine the possibilities that a full-fledged OS can deliver, once it has been streamlined to work within the tightest of resource constraints--an ordinary (and not terribly large) USB flash drive..."

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