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Knoppix Hacks: 100 Tips and Tricks
     

Knoppix Hacks: 100 Tips and Tricks

by Kyle Rankin, Klaus Knopper, Klaus Knopper (Foreword by)
 

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If you think Knoppix is just a Linux demo disk, think again. Klaus Knopper created an entire Linux distribution on a bootable CD (and now a DVD) so he could use his favorite open source tools on any computer. This book includes a collection of tips and techniques for using the enormous amount of software Knoppix offers-not just to work and play, but also to

Overview

If you think Knoppix is just a Linux demo disk, think again. Klaus Knopper created an entire Linux distribution on a bootable CD (and now a DVD) so he could use his favorite open source tools on any computer. This book includes a collection of tips and techniques for using the enormous amount of software Knoppix offers-not just to work and play, but also to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and disinfect your system without having to install a thing.

Knoppix Hacks is just like the distribution it covers: a veritable Swiss Army knife packed full of tools. Scores of industrial-strength hacks-many of them new to this second edition-cover both the standard Knoppix CD and the feature-rich DVD "Maxi" distribution (included with this book). With them, discover how to use Knoppix to its full potential as your desktop, rescue CD, or as a launching point for your own live CD.

With Knoppix Hacks, you can: Employ Knoppix as a system administration multitool to replace failed servers and more, Rescue Windows systems with Knoppix to repair file systems, back up files and settings, hack the registry, and more, Create a kiosk or other special-use computer, Create quick and dirty wikis, nameservers, and file servers, for temporary or emergency use, Explore other live CDs based on Knoppix, Easily install popular Linux distributions, including Debian and Gentoo with all your hardware detected and configured, Remaster Knoppix to include your favorite software or custom branding. Whether you're a new Linux user, power user, or system administrator, this book helps you take advantage of Knoppix and customize it to your needs. You may just find ways to use Knoppix that you never considered.

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This is one of the liveliest technical books I've read in a long time. A few of the easier hacks can be found on Knoppix.net or elsewhere but I think Rankin has managed to put the majority of Knoppix related material in one book that could be subtitled the "First Knoppix Manual." The admin hacks, in particular, will add a whole new arsenal of Knoppix wonders to an admin's repertoire. Kudos to O'Reilly for publishing such an outstanding volume, to Rankin for compiling some damn useful material, and to MacGyver for inspiring many of us to look for simple solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596007874
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/06/2004
Edition description:
Includes CDROM
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Kyle Rankin is a system administrator for QuinStreet, Inc., the current president of the North Bay Linux Users Group, and the author of "Knoppix Hacks", "Knoppix Pocket Reference", and "Linux Multimedia Hacks" (all from O'Reilly). Kyle has been using Linux in one form or another since early 1998. In his free time, he either writes or does pretty much the same thing he does at work: works with Linux.

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