Projects / Knoppix


KNOPPIX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI devices, and other peripherals. It can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, etc. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk due to on-the-fly decompression.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  11 Feb 2008 18:39

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  11 Feb 2008 18:38

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  03 Jun 2006 00:24

        Release Notes: This release uses Kernel 2.6.17-rc*git*, removes XFree86 in favor of Xorg Version 7.0, adds OpenOffice 2.0.2, replaces Mozilla with Firefox+Thunderbird, adds KDE 3.5.2, enables write access for NTFS partitions, adds a new knoppix-installer, and removes chromium, enigma, KDE-helpfiles, ruby, bison, and some other development-related packages (there are still Java and C/C++, Perl, Python, and PHP on the CD, in order to have an easy-to-set-up LAMP system).

        •  02 Jun 2006 20:30

          Release Notes: Current Debian/sid snapshot. Linux kernel 2.6.17-rc*git*. XFree86 has been removed in favour of Xorg Version 7.0. OpenOffice 2.0.2 (German and English). Mozilla has been replaced with Firefox and Thunderbird. KDE 3.5.2 with HAL support for removable media. Limited but safe transparent write access for NTFS partitions (libntfs+fuse). A new installer with the ability to update existing installations of Knoppix. Gnome 2.12.

          •  31 Jul 2005 15:37

            Release Notes: Since version 3.8, OpenOffice 2.0 BETA (German and English), KDE 3.4.0 from alioth, and Linux kernel were added. Small WiFi and hwsetup updates were made. unionfs was updated. A dist-upgrade from sid was performed.

            Recent comments

            12 Feb 2008 07:53 famre888

            knoppix release is a year old
            Knoppix 5.1.1 came out over a year ago ...

            V5.1.1-2007-01-04 Why is it posted to freshmeat now? A year between updates is a long time for any project. Will a new version be available soon?

            19 Nov 2005 13:46 crmmaster

            Good Times
            This is definitely worth having on a CD or two. Thanks.

            29 Sep 2005 10:14 nickzzzzzzzz

            Re: How to save from login to login


            > % How do I set up Knoppix to save my

            > % settings so

            > % that the next time I boot up, I don't

            > % have to

            > % start all over again? Is the web

            > site

            > % down? I

            > % have not been able to get to it in a

            > % week.

            > %

            > % George




            > Check out the forum on

            > You'll have better luck at getting an

            > answer.

            I agree the forums and users are very helpful!

            04 Mar 2004 08:15 Giulia

            Next release
            What a fantastic collection of stuff that it has too. I have heard that NX by NoMachine will be included in the new release. (a little bird told me!)
            I'll definitely keep my eyes open then.

            21 Apr 2003 02:38 tarzeau

            introduction to irssi
            Next week there's an introduction to Knoppix ( on IRC.


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