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How close are you to your bootable distro?
Don't leave home without it
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 31%  [ 27 ]
I have one, but we aren't especially close
41%
 41%  [ 36 ]
You people scare me, put the CD down and stop saying "precious"
27%
 27%  [ 24 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:59 pm    Post subject: Are you a lean mean Linuxing machine? Reply with quote

I was reading the thread about how someone was almost kicked out of school because he booted a knoppix disk to do his homework on a school machine.

I was just curious how ready people in the Gentoo community are able to bust out the Linux mojo at any time.

My Knoppix disk was "borrowed" by one of the computer science professors I work with, I haven't replaced it yet. However, I keep a SysRescue CD in my laptop bag for use at the school lab I work in to setup machines, fix random things people come in and harass me about. So I have a bootable linux distro pretty close by at all times.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really wanted to select #3 just because it's funny, but I do carry Knoppix and a Gentoo Universal LiveCD with me to work.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's part of my toolkit at work, along with my copy of Sun Tzu's Art of War, API references, a flat head and a Phillips head screwdriver, and Vim for Windows. If a machine dies at the office, I'm there to boot it up and salvage the data with my trusty Knoppix disk and Samba.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am considering sticking a copy in my car mabie incase I want to prove a point to somebody of how easy it is to access windows data on a suposetobe secure system BWA HA HA!

Nah I guess I should make a bootable disk might be cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always take a Knoppix CD with me when I go out. It has come in handy a number of times. I also recently started taking a SuSe liveCD with me as well. The SuSe desktop is just a lot cleaner and more polished looking than the Knoppix desktop. It doesn't come with nearly as many apps as Knoppix but it rocks. I have the CD's in my laptop backpack which I take everywhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A day without my Linux is like a day without my Pops cereal! :P

Heh, but I seriously never go anywhere without some form of bootable linux. Whether its RIP(Rescue is Possible linux), LNX-BBC, Phlak, or Knoppix, I always have at least one of them on my person (LNX-BBC fits on those mini-cds, so i can fit it in my wallet :twisted: ). I learned never to go anywhere without one the hard way. Many times I would visit friend's houses where their windows machines where so crapped up with spyware and viruses that I couldnt bare to use their computers without cringing and having hemriges in my brain, and every time I would think to myself "sure wish I had knoppix with me...".
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never leave home without my trusty Knoppix.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey you forgot slax :(

but anyhow i keep a good copy of knoppix in my locker at school :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a knoppix disk always and i pop it in whenever possible but i still have to use windows at work and at school.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my knoppix, knoppix std, and several gentoo live cds but i dont carry them around. Although I did bring my knoppix std cd once to cosco cause i was gonna change their xp password on one of there machines just to see, but had to go before i could do it :P
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a few assored bootable distros but I rarely use them. My job generally doesn't involve recovering machines, although me using Knoppix did save my boss's data a while back when his hdd was clicking itself to death.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't carry a bootable CD around with me. If I need my Linuxy goodness whist away from my home terminal, I use SSH.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I do have about 5 Gentoo livecds, but they stay in the heap of CD-Rs on my desk unless I have a specific reason to take them anywhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always carrying Knoppix in my pocket :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Gentoo LiveCD has never left the house (not even sure where it is), and I've never laid eyes on knoppix.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are these CD things I keep hearing about? It it like an 8 Track at all?
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