Fixing Linux with Knoppix

Knoppix Linux boots and runs entirely off a CD. It is extremely useful for fixing systems that normally won’t boot at all… Windows or Linux! This article has a good tutorial on fixed a broken Linux box with Knoppix:

Fixing Linux with Knoppix

I like the fact that you can use Knoppix with Windows systems that won’t boot by booting with the CD, then mounting the Windows drive (even if it is NTFS) and then copying the data off the machine to a USB thumbdrive. Nice! Then, you can blow away the system, and rebuild it, and copy your data back after it is “humming along!” Knoppix! A nice tool! And, of course… FREE! Here’s the link:

Knoppix Linux

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