Linux Live CDs
scott at MIT.EDU
Mon Aug 27 09:59:27 UTC 2007
I can provide some _basic_ info to help you get started. Do you have
access to a PC (not Mac) and access to either CDs or people who can burn
them for you? If so, try and get a copy of each - the Live CDs are one
disc each per distro.
On Mon, 27 Aug 2007, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Sameera Shaakunthala wrote:
>> Can anyboby please help me in the following matter? I need this
>> information for my homework.
> You want others to do YOUR homework?!??
>> * Compare and contrast the features of following Linux Live CDs:
> Google is your friend or try these URLs for a start (I hope they are
> correct -- didn't check them out):
>> 1. Ubuntu
Ubuntu is simply Debian-based, but has their own repository.
>> 2. Knoppix
A bunch of handy tools.
>> 3. Puppy Linux
>> 4. Kubuntu
KDE Window Manager and application-based version of Ubuntu. Never tried
>> 5. RedHat
RedHat itself is commercial and won't provide RedHat for free without a
paid subscription, but check out Fedora, their free, cutting-edge stuff.
Fedora 7 offers a Live CD. Nice stuff. One very helpful feature I've
found is Fedora 7's ability to access an LVM volume on a hard drive when
other methods have failed. Then again, I could also do this logging into
the system in single-user mode from the bootable OS. But in case the
filesystem or OS became mangled, this CD is handy to have as a tool.
Hope that helps a bit. Again, get a live copy of each and find a PC you
can boot from. I've found some PCs that simply won't accept a Live CD
(like Knoppix), but will accept others. My home Compaq Presario running
an AMD 64-bit processor is simply unable to boot past looking for the
Knoppix CD in the drive, but can boot most other OSes and Linux variants
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