SFS-KNOPPIX is a kind of KNOPPIX which boots form Internet with a cloop on SFS(Self-certifying File System).
SFS-KNOPPIX makes possible to change a cloop file (root file system of KNOPPIX) at boot time. It means we don't need to burn extra CD for many KNOPPIX offshoots.
SFS-KNOPPIX uses the same cloop file of KNOPPIX. The difference is the location of cloop file and boot method. SFS-KNOPPIX can work as normal KNOPPIX. It works Autoconfig and Hard Disk installer.
SFS-KNOPPIX has three boot variations; CD-boot, USB-boot and coLinux.
The summary of benefits is as follows.
- Network traffic is reduced.
- The Download image of SFS-KNOPPIX is only 20MB, although normal KNOPPIX is 700MB.
- After boot, only necessary cloop blocks are downloaded. The blocks are compressed.
- It requires 50MB download to boot KDE window manager.
- SFS-KNOPPIX is compatible for normal KNOPPIX. (CD and USB boot version only)
- It uses same kernel version and cloop file. AutoConfig loads same device drivers.
- Hard Disk installer works in the same manner.
- On USB version. It does not required to burn a CD-ROM.
- The bootability is depend on BIOS on each PC.
- On coLinux version. It can boot with any cloop file, because coLinux is independent form device drivers."