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    Differences between one Debian and one HD-Install Knoppix

    Hi everybody!

    Just ask that differences, and the pos and cons of the two distros.

    Thanks.

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    It's a big question, but once installed to HD, Knoppix is Debian.

    The pros of Knoppix: it's easier to install, quicker to install, you get later stuff, it's a smaller download, the hardware detection is exceptionally good, you don't need to know much about your system.

    The cons: Knoppix is designed for reasonably modern hardware with quite a lot of ram. Knoppix can get into trouble with apt-get update (for this reason, Kanotix may be a better choice for a HD install).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingers99
    It's a big question, but once installed to HD, Knoppix is Debian.
    Except that it's not really, it's a mix of different versions that would never happen with a "real" Debian install, and this has the result that you point out in Cons.
    Quote Originally Posted by fingers99
    ...The pros of Knoppix: ...... you don't need to know much about your system.....
    The cons: ...... you don't need to know much about your system.....

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    OK.

    Can you answer me these questions?

    Can you install apps in a HDKnoppix (like Firefox, or anothers)??
    Can you get the same performance of Debian or another HD specific distro?
    Can you get Wireless connection?

    Thank you.

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    Yes to the first 2, the third I've never done: my guess is that it depends largely on your wireless hardware.

    BTW, you install stuff by opening a Konsole and doing:

    su
    (prompt for root password)
    apt-get update
    (hang around for a while and we'll assume that you'd like a graphical front end to (most of) apt-get)
    apt-get install synaptic

    apt-get is perhaps the killer reason for using Debian -- that and the availability of just about any package as a .deb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Kuhman
    The cons: ...... you don't need to know much about your system.....
    For me, that's definitely a pro (although I do know a fair bit about my system, I built and speced the damn thing). I'd just that it sooner be autodetected than answer a load of questions!

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    apt-get is perhaps the killer reason for using Debian -- that and the availability of just about any package as a .deb.
    Could you explain me that failure?

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    Could you explain me that failure?
    You mean feature? That's a long one. Maybe later tonight.

    Later tonight.........

    This is probably the best and most authoritative thing on apt-get.

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    wireless

    I found a way to do the wireless for hd install. I'm guessing that the wireless is for a laptop right? well, some things are allready supported by knoppix and there is a good deal of howto's on the web. I configured a linksys instant wireless pcmcia card v3, after descovering that the v4 that I had would only work if you recompile the kernal to use ham radio. if all of the tutorials for what ever you have are like this, buy something that is supported by knoppix.

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    No, it isn't a laptop.
    I have to possibilities:

    Conceptronic PCI Wireless Card
    Linksys USB adapter WUSB54G

    Sorry.

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