A bootable disk with Knoppix can be a lifesaver when your computer goes awry. In this feature, we show you how to change Knoppix to fit your needs. Also, check out our other features on Knoppix, such as Fixing Windows with Knoppix and Fixing Linux with Knoppix. These are from the ExtremeTech book Hacking Knoppix.
Knoppix comes bundled with a bucket of tools, and although 1.7GB of uncompressed space goes a long way, you might hit the problem of having to use software that Knoppix doesn't include by default. Additionally, you may make changes in configurations that you want to keep when you reboot, or store data between Knoppix sessions. Thankfully, there are a few different ways to solve this problem, some being easier to use and more successful than others. This article shows you how to use and modify Knoppix to save your data and install new software.
Although most of these techniques can be done without using a terminal, it's assumed that you know the command-line basics of Linux and bash. Continued...