Re: Integrate Knoppix in Debian (was: Re: Debian Enterprise?)
On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> Ummm... You are wrong here. Knoppix (or Knoppix-derived versions) provide
> three things:
I do not intend to argue who is wrong here. At least I had several talks
with Klaus Knopper in his mother tongue and I'm very sure that he intended
to make a live CD. The hdinstall script (and its modifications / rewrites)
was hidden a long time to allow only experienced users to do what Klaus
regarded as nice contribution.
> 1- a live CD (can be easily developed with the usual tools)
> 2- autoconfiguration of hardware (again, this is or could be integrated
> into Debian)
> 3- preconfiguration of all the software and customisation for a specific
> 4- a system to duplicate this live Cd into hard disk, making the necessary
> changes based on what was auto-detected.
Well, this is your interpretation of Knoppix. It is a nice feature but
there is no reference that Klaus Knopper has this purpose in mind (even if
it works). That's why I was talking always about a live CD - and this is
my main goal for Custom Debian distributions. The install feature would be
a nice add on, but not the primary goal. We have d-i.
> The nice part of Knoppix is not that it auto-detects hardware since this
> can be done already in Debian
You are definitely missing the point here: I do not want to install Debian.
I want to go to a teacher in a scool, a customer or to a random PC I want
to run my MagicPoint presentation, put my live CD into it and leave the
PC as it was before once I'm ready.
> Hope that clears up the idea
Please specify "the" in the centence above. I guess you mean "my idea of
how I want to use Knoppix". This is perfectly OK and useful. But there
are other ideas worth thinking about it.