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Re: KNOPPIX CD to check computer's linux compatibility?

On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 08:56:41PM -0400, alex wrote:

> What I'm looking for is a way to run quick compatibility checks 
> with a KNOPPIX CD on display computers in computer stores, 
> something that could be done in a matter of a few minutes per 
> computer.
> I'd prefer to use terminal commands to do quick checks just to 
> see if a computer is fully compatible with Linux.  However, this 
> doesn't exclude an Xwindows approach if there is one.

You're going to have to boot off the CD to do the test.  Once you do
that, Knoppix will try to boot into its graphical environment anyway. 
There's no way to use a shell from it without booting. 

You could suppress the graphical environment, but why?
Carl Fink             carl@fink.to        
Jabootu's Minister of Proofreading

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