View Full Version : KnopNL - small, fast, lean and mean

12-28-2002, 01:01 PM
Hey all, hideous plug follows, you are warned!

after a few anonymous posts i guessed i'd just as well sign up and show the world what i am playing around with :o)
I started just wanting to make a dutch Knoppix distro, but ended up with a kix/knoppix combination trying to squeeze every last mb out of the iso while packing it full of nice fast GTK apps...

well, you can follow my attempts on my KnopNL (http://am.xs4all.nl/drupal/node.php?id=13) page,
downloads and screenshots can be found here (http://am.xs4all.nl/knopnl),

you are warned though that this is on a slow DSL line, gotta get a mirror somewhere if people actually are interested...

After my vacation i'll probably start working on special-purpose knoppix/kix/knopnl distro's, trying to get them on mini-cd's and keeping them blazing fast. Also thinking about some GUI frontend for the knx-install script...

o only 245 megs! (should get a whole lot smaller)
o live cd (well, it is knoppix after all)
o icewm! it's fast, it's furious, it's better than sliced bread!
o phoenix, abiword, gnumeric, xchat, gaim, gftp, gimp, gedit, sylpheed, (g)mplayer, and synaptic for package management (no KDE, i'm a GTK freak)
o kewl debian-background! Thanks to Debian-Desktop!
o US-keymap and English on default! w00t! (bad hack though)

Oh well, at least knoppix keeps you busy, have fun with the screenshots :o)

Alex de Landgraaf

12-28-2002, 02:26 PM
Glad to see I am not the only one into mini-cd's.I am on dialup so mine is not up for download anywhere yet but I also made a 245meg mini that has 711 packages installed.

It features mozilla,gaim,xchat,qcad,sylpheed,gimp,icewm,sketch ,xcircuit,gftp,iceme,xine,xmms,lokkit,htmldoc, eterm, xcdroast,cdrtoaster,tkpaint,bluefish,gxedit,scite, xfm and a ton more.

I added xdialog and replaced the knx-hdinstall script and templates with 0.30 as well as the boot-en.img so it's 100% english and installs to hdd (I am on it now).

See the "Tech2k mini-cd" here http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-tech2k for a compleate pkg list and info on how to build your own.

I removed wine,kde,isdn,psi,zsh,gpsdrive, as well as xfonts-intl-* and all those orphaned libs.I kept all the tools,xservers and it just plain rox both live and on the hdd.Yours looks like it rox as well.I have a compleate pkg list on my site and the "things I added" may be of intrest to you as it looks like we like about the same things.

Would you also put up a package list and mabey write a howto?

12-29-2002, 05:24 PM
Hey all, hideous plug follows, you are warned!

after a few anonymous posts i guessed i'd just as well sign up and show the world what i am playing around with :o)

Alex de Landgraaf

I'm going to try your version.
Downloading it right now.
But I'm a complete newbie to Linux so I already got a question:
How can I save the configuration on floppy and
get it back when I'm rebooting from CD?
You can mail me in Dutch, if you like :-)
Thanks for your reactions.

Japie Krekel

12-29-2002, 10:13 PM
Quite fast indeed! Well Done

01-01-2003, 03:14 PM

Would you please generate md5sums for these files and place them in your download directory? Thank you.

I'm looking forward to checking out your work.


01-05-2003, 10:02 PM
Hey all, nice that there're people who actually were interested ;)

Been boarding last week, sorry that i didn't reply. I've got a number of idea's that might prove quite useful and i hope i'll be able to play around a bit more with live cds this week.

Going to play around with lilo and the kernel some more (i'm never happy with a kernel i didn't build myself, and i started with knoppix to do something useful for Debian-Desktop...), get on those specialised versions, make a GTK installer (might rip some code from PGI), and generally make something that should look useable and installable enough for the GUI folk under us. (and i need to put some effort in a dutch version *sigh*)

Oh well, it's great to see that slimmed-down knoppix distro's are popping up everywhere, i might be able to get some space at uni to put them up on a big pipe, as now it's stil a bit messy where you can get what (i'll post it if/when i get some room). Tech2k is right when he stated that we more or less have a similar distro/idea, which is good as we copy good ideas from eachother (havn't looked at knoppix light yet though) and build a better mousetrap.

I'm not going to write howto's or the like, or i must make something really exciting, as imho there is more than enough documentation about remastering as it is. I'll try to keep my KnopNL page a bit up to date, probably have a new version next weekend. Havn't looked into using a flop as a home/etc dir, you're on your own there Japie (mail me if you really want to and i might be able to give you some pointers on what you could do)



Would you please generate md5sums for these files and place them in your download directory? Thank you.

01-16-2003, 09:40 PM
This should be the last post about KnopNL, Morphix should consume all my attention from now on ;)

xs4all mirror (ftp://dl.xs4all.nl/pub/mirror/drupal)

Thanks to xs4all, there's now bandwidth and diskspace enough to mirror them here. Please check the size of KnopNL, Base is uploaded but Desktop isn't finished (i'll do that tomorrow @ work, together with md5sum's)

Thanks for all your interest in KnopNL, i hope it was useful :D