Knoppix Customizations

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Knoppix customizations that are available for download. These are unoffical knoppix modifications, that have changes such as reduced size, special media (like USB keydrives) and different languages.

For function based LiveCD list, see:

1. This list is ONLY for Knoppix based LiveCD or LiveDVD
This list is NOT for distros "based on Debian, but not based on Knoppix".
2. New entry: please use the following format:

  • a. Name, Knoppix version, main function / focus, country.
  • b. Features.
  • c. Content: Kernel version, Desktop environments, list of main applications.
  • d. URL for Homepage, Download, Forum, Tutorial, Howto, Readme.
  • e. Latest version, size of ISO, type of media (USB, Mini CD, LiveDVD), platform/CPU.
  • f. Supported languages.
  • g. Status: active, dormant, alpha, beta.
  • h. Name of the author, credits.

3. Alphabetized. Please keep additions in order separated by a horizontal rule (4 dashes).
4. Please use English language, but you can add information using other languages.
Thank you.

New Knoppix based LiveCD


Kajonix is a Microknoppix 7.0.5 based LiveCD to evaluate and test the Open Source Content Management System Kajona. Content: Kajona CMS, NetBeans for PHP to have a deep look on the source code of Kajona. To make space for the IDE a lot of programs have been removed, so it's still a CD-ISO.


Mepis is a LiveCD set (2 CD), based on Knoppix.
Feature: automatic hard disk installer.

TiNA Knoppix

TiNA Knoppix is a Knoppix based live CD designed for machine vision and image analysis researchers.
Features: the University of Manchester's TiNA open-source machine vision libraries and archive of our published papers and in-house memos on machine vision, medical image analysis and statistics.


WatchOCR is a Knoppix 6.2 based LiveCD that makes it easy to set up an OCR server for making text searchable pdfs.

Other lists

Very old stuff

Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux is a Knoppix based Mini LiveCD for everyday use. Content: Browser: Dillo, FireFox, Word Processor: Siag, Email: Sylpheed, Picture Viewer: Xzgv, File Manager: emelFM, Window Manager: Flux Box, Text Editor: Nedit, Spreadsheet: Siag, Music: XMMS, mp321, ogg123, nVi (enhanced Vi), tinyIRC, XCalc, Ispell (US-EN), ssh, sshd, Zile (EMACS clone), Xpacman (Pacman game), Sqlite (SQL database), xpdf.

c85ef251462ce1a694e5243c4cc563b5 dsl-4.4.4.iso

  • Size: 49 MB, fits into business card size CD-ROM
  • Author: Robert Shingledecker, John Andrews.

Feather Linux

This appears to be a discontinued project. There do not seem to be dates anywhere on the website apart from in the the forum (it wasn't an exhaustive search) particularly not in the CHANGELOG which would be the appropriate place, so it's hard to see when it dates from. It does mention the 2.4.27 kernel which dates from Aug 7th, 2004, so it could be over 4 years old now. The FTP download links to the CD-ROM ISO file and the USB drive .zip file give 550 errors ("access denied")


GIS Knoppix is a Knoppix based LiveCD with focus on Geographic Information Systems software.


Helix is a Knoppix based LiveCD and Rescue CD wtih focus on Incident Response and Forensics.

  • homepage:
  • forum: (dead link)
  • Language: English and German
  • Version 1.9a 07-13-2007, 701MB. Previous 10-06-06


Julex is a knoppix based LiveCD and Rescue CD distro.
Feature: support for NTFS, lightweight, suitable for older computers.
Julex is designed for getting files back from a dead windows installation.
User can save the recovered files to CD or send it to other computers.
Julex can be used for quick recovery and browse online to get help.


K-DEMar is a Knoppix 3.7 based LiveCD from Spain.
Feature: DivX, aMule, Azureus, mount of HD in readwrite mode, MyPC icon on desktop, Xine, KDE, aMSN, OpenOffice
CADI: python based graphical wizard to configure the system


Knochem is for biochemistry, chemical education and computational chemistry.
Based on KNOPPIX DVD 5.3.1 Content:
Avogadro, Autodock, Babel, BKchem, ChemCalc, Chemnomparse, CN3D, Easychem, fityk-2, Gabedit,
GChemPaint, GElemental, Ghemical, Gnome Crystal, Kalzium, Lennard Jones Gas Simulation, GIMP, MPQC,
NJPlot, Open Babel, Octave, PSI3, PyMOL, Rasmol, Raster3D, SMILE,
Openmol, Polyxmass, Pymol, Pyvib2, Viewmol, XCOmbust, Xmakemol, XDrawChem,, .

knop ILS

knopILS (KNOPPIX and ILS) is a Knoppix based LiveCD.
Feature: Packages from Free Tree of GNU/Linux. The boot prompt, F2 help prompt, default keyboard, default language: all Italian

Knoppix Ko

Knoppix Korean Edition based on knoppix 4.0.2


KNOPPIX/Math is a KNOPPIX-jp based LiveCD from Japan with focus on Mathematical applications.

Knopp Myth

Knopp Myth is a Knoppix based LiveCD with MythTV software.
Feature: transform PC into set-top box (record programs, rewind/pause live tv).

Knoppi XMAME

KnoppiXMAME is a Knoppix based arcade machine emulator.
Content: X-MAME, and gxmame.


Knorpora is a Knoppix based LiveCD with focus on Corpus-based computational linguistics.


LAMPPIX is a KNOPPIX based Live CD with XAMPP web server. User can burn PHP based web projects into a CD.

Linux Magazine mini CD 1.0 and 2.0

Customized KNOPPIX bundled with Linux Magazine (from Edizioni Master).
Version 1.0: (number 35 - November 2003):
KDE 3.1.3, Mozilla Firebird 0.6, The GIMP 1.3.19, Abiword 1.99.5,
Gnumeric 1.1.9, Scribus 1.0, MySQL, MySQLcc, Gaim, KMail,
Konqueror, gFTP, K3B, MPlayer and KPlayer, Sodipodi.
Version 2.0: (number 38 - February 2004):
additional software: GNOME 2.4, Mozilla 1.6, Evolution 1.4, Totem 0.99.8.

Luit Linux

Luit Linux is a Knoppix based LiveCD. Content: XFCE4, Abiword, ROX.

Miolux Linux

Miolux is a Knoppix based LiveCD from Brazil.


Morphix is a Knoppix-based Modular LiveCD distro designed to be easily modified and written to a new CD by the user.
Morphix can be modified using CD-RW Multisession.
Content: Boot-selection, GTK-based installer


Morphix-NLP is a Morphix based LiveCD with focus on Natural Language Processing.
Content: collection of natural language processing applications.


NIOde is a Knoppix based LiveCD for the Dutch Olympiad Of Informatics.
See: (dead link) Feature: Without compression or big desktop environment.

OSS Watch Knoppix

OSS Watch Knoppix is a liveCD based on Knoppix 3.6.
Content: Apache, PHP, Tomcat, PostgreSQL, live Moodle, Bodington VLE,
XML writer and delivery tools. See


Quantian is a Cluster Knoppix based LiveCD with focus on quantitative, numerical, scientific applications.
Content: openMosix, R (CRAN packages), Octave (incl. add-on packages),
Gambit,Gap, GiNaC, GMT, Grace, Gri, GSL, Kile, Latex, Lyx, Maxima, OpenDX, Pari, PDL, PSPP, Quantlib, Texmacs, Xlisp-stat, Yacas, and Yorick.

Robotics Knoppix

Compilation of some of the more popular robotics software and simulators.
Content: Player, Stage, Gazebo, Pyro Robotics, and Khepera simulator.
Control system in Python for programming simulated robots, (incl. Open GL).


ROSLIMS 1.2 (Romanian Simple Linux for Medical Students) is a Knoppix 3.8.1 based LiveCD with focus on Medical software for students and acting as an educational platform.
Content: Medical Reference: Pybliographer, Medline Query Interface,
molecule editors:XDrawChem,Chem Tool, Abi Word (text editor),
truetype fonts with Eastern European character support, (KDE 3.3.2)
72 pages tutorial in Romanian Language.


Based on the Skolelinux project.


Emphasis on education, entertainment, and multimedia. Many games included.


TeXnix is a Knoppix-Live-CD without the package openoffice-de-en, but instead with a lot of Latex-packages (based on texlive). For example: texlive, tex-common, texlive-base, texlive-base-bin, texlive-common, texlive-doc-base, texlive-fonts-recommended, texlive-latex-base, texlive-latex-recommended, latex-beamer, latex-xcolor, preview-latex-style, texlive-generic-recommended, texlive-lang-german, texlive-latex-extra, texlive-pictures, texlive-pstricks and so on...


TLF-Morphix is a Morphix based LiveCD with focus on Ham Radio.
Feature: a combination of LiveCD, TLF, and USB keys / pendisk.
See: TLF.
Content: TLF-0.9.13, cwdaemon-0.8, KDE 3.1, ax25-apps0.0.6-4, ax25-tools0.0.8-4.1, ftpd0.17-16, netcat1.10-23, tcpdump3.7.2-2, xconvers0.8.2, xdx, xconvers, hamlib11.1.4, libax250.0.11-2, driver for wireless cards (802.11b).


Based on Knoppix 3.3. with some added files, a LAMP server, and modifiable form templates for dentists. By loading a MySQL database into RAM it allows users to enter data. The input patient details can then be saved to, and restored from, USB sticks or floppy disks by clicking desktop icons. United Kingdom based distro.

  • Latest Version: 0412
  • Introduction and Screenshots

You might find the following commands useful as well to burn the CD to a 700 MB disc under Linux:
cdrecord -scanbus
cdrecord -overburn dev=0,0,0 toophpix0412.iso
the three numbers (0,0,0) are those returned from the scanbus command.

  • Language: English
  • Author: Mark Preston

Vigyaan CD

VigyaanCD is suitable for bioinformatics, computational biology and computational chemistry.
Artemis, Bioperl, BLAST (NCBI-tools), ClustalX, Cn3D, EMBOSS tools, Garlic,
GROMACS, Ghemical, GNU R, Gnuplot, GIMP, Image Magick, JMol, MPQC,
NJPlot, Open Babel, Octave, PSI3, PyMOL, Rasmol, Raster3D, SMILE,
TINKER, XDrawChem, Xmgr, Xfig and GNU C/C++/Fortran compilers.
Genomes from Eschercia coli (K 12) and Synechococcus sp. WH 8102.
12 demos and tutorials for beginners.