TLUG meeting: Knoppix

Today we have two presenters talking. Before we do that, we usually have new faces give a short introduction.

– Craig. In and out of Japan, 1996 to 1999. In Tokyo since November.
– Laslow. I heard that this is the place you go to get your old Lotus 123 programs fixed. UNIX user since 1996 or so.
– Phil. First time here. Been in Japan for two months. Probably stay here for a couple of months more. Managed VPN services from Japan to China.
– Zev. Somehow TLUG president for this year. Linux user since 1995, but wasn’t very serious. Personal use, on and off, since 2000.

Edmund Edgar is going to talk about making live CDs.

– Ooooh, apt-get works after you chroot Knoppix’s source/.
– Making the compressed filesystem takes around an hour on an average computer of today.
– Need a lot of disk space and memory. HD: 700 MB for iso, space for the uncompressed filesystem (3-4 GB), lots of virtual memory (at least 700 MB of available virtual memory).
– GRUB can boot ISOs directly? That’d be handy.
– Knoppix Japanese distribution

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