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A special edition of the KNOPPIX OS designed to boot the distro from a USB stick

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KNOPPIX Boot CD is an open source and special edition of the KNOPPIX Linux operating system specifically designed to be used by users who want to boot the well known distribution from a USB flash drive on a computer that does not have support for USB boot.

Available for download as a dual-arch, dual-language Live CDs

The distribution is available for download as minimal, dual-arch Live CD ISO images of approximately 12MB in size, one for each of the supported languages (English and German).

While the ISO images must be first written on CD discs, they will be bootable on any computer that supports the 32-bit (i386) and/or 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architectures.

Minimal boot prompt designed to boot KNOPPIX from a USB flash drive

When booting the CD image from the BIOS of a computer, the user will encounter a minimal boot menu where he or she must press the Enter key to start the distribution.

It will load in a couple of seconds and starts monitoring the USB interface for a drive that contains the KNOPPIX operating system. If the USB thumb drive is detected, it will boot the distribution into the live environment.

A few words about KNOPPIX

KNOPPIX is an open source and completely free operating system comprised of a great selection of GNU/Linux software. It boasts automatic hardware detection, as well as support for a wide range of graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI, USB devices and other peripherals.

KNOPPIX is a distribution of Linux that has been designed from the ground up to be used as-is directly from the Live bootable medium, without installing anything on your computer.

Bottom line

Summing up, KNOPPIX Boot CD is a special edition of the KNOPPIX Linux operating system that will help you to boot the distribution from a USB thumb drive on computers that don’t support booting from USB devices.

KNOPPIX Boot CD was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 30th, 2014
KNOPPIX Boot CD - The Knoppix Boot CD operating system in action

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