SFS-KNOPPIX is a kind of KNOPPIX which boots form Internet with a cloop on SFS (Self-certifying File System). SFS-KNOPPIX requires small boot loader (20MB image) and offers full KNOPPIX functions, Autoconfig, etc.
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.
Here are some key features of "SFS-KNOPPIX":
· 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."