June 11, 2004

Knoppix boots on my laptop!

The Knoppix CD boots on my trusty old Dell C600 laptop. Now, I guess I've gotta find a wireless card it recognizes.

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Fine free backups

Needed a good, low-cost backup program. Good if it backs up to disk and can keep versions. Found the following, with my favorite on top:

SimplySafe Backup

Tried all 3 and eventually settled on the first. They're all good.

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June 06, 2004

Shoulda tried Knoppix!

Had a conversation with a friend this week about my disk installation issues. He recommended I take a look at the Linux distributions known as Knoppix. Now, I'm familiar with security tools version called Knoppix-STD and have used it on a couple of occasions but, somehow, I missed the original. Wonderful distro! Detected my USB keyboard and all of my devices including the drive on the IDE RAID *and* mounted all of my partitions including the NTFS ones.

It's about a 700M ISO image. Boot it and run it from CD.

Posted by tony at 08:33 AM | Comments (0)