VMKnoppix is a Knoppix-based live DVD distribution with Xen, a virtual machine monitor.
VMKnoppix sets up device drives using autoconfig function of KNOPPIX and enables to boot a guest OS on Xen. X window System is prepared by KNOPPIX and GUI of GuestOS is mapped to the X11 using VNC full-screen mode. it looks GuestOS boots standalone.
The guest OS can work as a server because it gets IP address from external DHCP with VIF-Bridge of Xen.
What's New in This Release:
· Features: the KNOPPIX base is updated to version 5.3.1 (kernel 2.6.24); include secure virtual machine monitor, BitVisor 0.2;updated Xen to version 3.2.1; include Internet boot loader InetBoot; includes network bootloader gPXE which deals with normal PXE and HTTP/iSCSI boot; include GRUB-IMA (Integrity Measurement Architecture) which treats trusted boot; set up Xen 3.2.1 + vTPM (TPM Emulator) for trusted computing; include Internet Client, OS Circular; includes QEMU 0.9.1 (x86_64) which offers ADM-V instruction set for virtual machines.