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Knoppix Hacks: Tips and Tools for Hacking, Repairing, and Enjoying Your PC

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    A must have tool for any serious admin

    While I had heard of and even tried Kknoppix before I had not realized the extremely wide range of tasks possible until I had this book. It's always in my laptop bag, ready to deploy when fixing a broken system.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2005

    Perfect Companion for the Perfect Distribution!

    Knoppix Hacks is the perfect companion for Knoppix, the bootable Linux-on-CD distribution that no Linux enthusiast should be without. The hacks found within run the gamut from simple boot-time options, to performing security audits on your network, to fixing broken Windows systems, and even the normally tricky task of building your own customized Knoppix CD. I found myself simply amazed at the number of things that you could do with all the software included on this one little CD, and I would heartily recommend this book to any others who are interested in exploiting the full potential of Knoppix.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2004

    bootable linux

    Knoppix is and surely will be only ever a niche product. But what a niche. To some people, there is a compelling fascination with being able to carry around the essence of a computer in a CD. Much less riskier than losing or damaging an entire computer. Plus the fact that a Knoppix version is usually a sturdy, stable linux, can also be appealing. If this captures your interest, then many of the hacks will be germane. They show some of the possibilities in booting Knoppix up. Like having your Knoppix desktop environment always with you when you work on a computer. But the book also shows a second allure of Knoppix. Not to the wandering user, but to the sysadmin. Knoppix gives you a bootable linux that can be used to diagnose and [hopefully] repair linux partitions on a disk. These could be mission critical tasks, and it is really nice to be able to do the hacks in the Repair Linux chapter. Most notably recovering deleted files or retrieving files from damaged disks. There are companies that can do the latter. But usually at exorbitant rates. Knoppix is cheaper as a first pass on that problem.

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    Posted January 19, 2010

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