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Welcome to Knoppix. jlh. to Boot Knoppix from CD. Put CD in drive Shut down computer Start (boot up) computer. Sounds simple, doesn't it?. There may be just a couple of complications….

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to boot knoppix from cd
to Boot Knoppix from CD
  • Put CD in drive
  • Shut down computer
  • Start (boot up) computer

Sounds simple, doesn't it?

there may be just a couple of complications
There may be just a couple of complications…
  • you MUST have (or configure) a system that checks for a boot from a CD BEFORE booting from the hard drive.
    • Source for directions to reconfigure on various systems: http://www.inventio.co.uk/gettingintothebios.htm
  • you MUST adjust for expected screen resolution
    • Easiest to enter the following at the first prompt: fb1024x768
and then there aren t the drivers
And then there aren’t the drivers…
  • Much of your peripheral hardware will cease to be “plug and play”
    • You will have to tour the manufacturers’ websites for Linux-compatible drivers (if they exist yet)
  • Since you may not have access to many of your secondary storage devices and your CD is being used for the operating system…
    • You may be limited to the storage space on floppy disks for your A: drive to save files.
so with just a few minor adjustments you are here
So, with just a few minor adjustments,YOU ARE HERE!!!

Click to select a language

This gets you to the desktop

access the applications by using the pop up menus from the task bar at the bottom of your desktop
Access the Applications by using the pop-up menus from the task bar at the bottom of your desktop

Start here for Windows-type applications

taking screen shots

Looks like this but in the middle of your desktop

Taking “Screen shots”
  • From the pop-up menu accessed by clicking on this button, select “Root Shell”
  • Type “import whatever.jpeg”
  • Press “Enter”
  • Click on window you wish to capture
screenshots continued
Screenshots, continued
  • Click on “Home”
  • You will see your picture files
now the little problem of saving files
Now the little problem of Saving Files
  • Drag the file icon from the “Home” window onto the desktop
  • Select “Move Here” from drop-down menu

Files moved to desktop

and now to get it onto some sort of storage medium

To here

Drag these (individually)

And now to get it onto some sort of storage medium..

Then select “Move Here” from drop-down menu

where did it go or how to see the contents of a directory
Where did it go?Or how to see the contents of a directory
  • To see what was (or wasn’t) saved to your disk, you must “mount” the storage device
  • Go to Konsole/Root Shell
  • At the command prompt type:

cd /mnt/floppy

Press “Enter”

seeing and changing the contents of a directory or file
Seeing and changing the contents of a directory or file

Contents of root directory of a: drive

To see the contents of a text file

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HELP!!!

Use the MANual

From the command line in the Root Shell type

Type

“man import”

other miscellaneous stuff
Other Miscellaneous Stuff
  • You can save any OpenOffice files to floppy by selecting “Save as” from the “File” option on the menu bar in any program.
    • You will – by default – be saving them to “Home”. Then you follow the “screenshot procedure” to get them onto a floppy.
  • You can save any OpenOffice file with MS Office file extensions (MyFile.doc, MyFile.xls, MyFile.ppt, etc.) – just select the file extension you want from the “Save As” options.