Welcome to Knoppix.net
Knoppix is a Live Linux CD / Live DVD based on Debian GNU/Linux
This website is about Knoppix, a Free and Open Source Live Linux CD. Knoppix is a GNU/Linux distribution that boots and runs completely from CD or DVD and can be used to read and write Windows and other partitions (among other clever tricks).
The Knoppix CD and DVD include recent Linux software and desktop environments. The DVD includes programs such as OpenOffice.org, Abiword, The Gimp, Konqueror, Mozilla, Apache, PHP, MySQL and hundreds of other quality open source programs.
Knoppix is suitable even for Linux beginners and we encourage you to try it and use the extensive help on our site if you need it. If you would like to learn more about Knoppix, you could look at the FAQs and Documentation, discuss it in the Forum, or just try it out!
You can download for free the latest version of the CD (700 MB) or DVD (4.14 GB). You can also save yourself the trouble of downloading this large file and it burning to disk by buying it for as little as $1.95 (worldwide shipping). Simply follow this link: download / buy page. When you buy a disk we get a small commission that goes towards paying for and running this Knoppix.net site.
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Download Knoppix Live Linux CD or DVD
|Разработчик:||Klaus Knopper (Германия)|
|Лицензия:||GNU GPL и др. (Бесплатно)|
|Интерфейс:||русский / английский|
|This website is about Knoppix, a Free and Open Source Live Linux CD and this page covers how you can download a copy of this boot CD. There are three ways to get Knoppix Live DVD or Live CD: |
1. Download a copy via BitTorrent
2. Download a copy from a mirror via FTP (right click and choose download). Some technical skills required to test the checksum of the download and to make an ISO image of the file on to disk.
3. Buy a copy starting from $1.95 for shipping anywhere in the world.
Download Knoppix Live DVD and Live CD via BitTorrent
BitTorrent is a P2P (peer-to-peer) application which enables you do download Knoppix from multiple computers at the same time. BitTorrent, when properly set up, will usually give you a faster download than obtaining the Knoppix CD or DVD from one of the mirrors. It also includes its own file checking, so will avoid the file corruption problems sometimes seen with using mirrors to download. Users behind a firewall that they cannot control (such as those downloading at work or at an Internet cafe) may still need to use the mirrors below, but BitTorrent is suggested for most downloaders.
To use BitTorrent, Download it, and visit the Knoppix BitTorrent Tracker, and click the “DL” link next to the image you want to download ( -EN or -DE ). Save that file, then run btdownloadgui KNOPPIX-[date].torrent . Leave the program running when your download has finished, as you’ll be uploading it for other people.
Download Knoppix for free with FTP
Worldwide Shipping – Why bother making your own?
For the latest list of FTP mirrors, check the news forum, or the Mirror list on the official site.
Cd live linux knoppix
Complete software list: -> DVD (
|Hybrid DVD or USB Flash disk (Original.iso)|
|1||4GB||iso9660 (ro)||Compressed Knoppix-filesystem (KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX*), Bootfiles, Info|
|2||20MB||FAT32||EFI-Bootloader and boot files (copy). Invisible on DVD|
|3||4MB||Reiserfs||Empty Linux file system which, in case of a writable medium, will automatically get expanded to maximal available size and is used as writable overlay. Invisible on DVD.|
With the new Hybrid layout of the ISO file, the file can be copied directly to USB flash disk, either using standard Linux tools like dd or cp , or programs like → Win32 Etcher. In this case, the first partition is read-only because of the iso9660 file system. Because of that, boot options cannot be changed permanently in this layout.
dd if=KNOPPIX_V8.6.1-2019-10-14EN.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
A better way of installing, is using → flash-knoppix , which will create the simpler and writable layout with one FAT32 and one Linux partition on USB flash pen. Optionally, a personal remastering can be chosen in version 8.6.
UEFI Secure Boot
KNOPPIX 8.6 generally supports booting in → UEFI and → Secure Boot after installation on USB flash disk. But in order to use this feature, an entry in the UEFI firmware is necessary at first boot attempt. → Find quick instructions here.
Special Feature “Everything 3D”
|“3D Design and 3D printing” is a great field of play for creative persons and makers. Also, many lectures and talks held be Klaus Knopper have touched the topic this year. Because of that, the KNOPPIX DVD version 8.6 features the following popular 3D programs: |
*) Because of space considerations, included inside the second overlay image KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX1
Hints about version 8.6
- The newest 32bit version 2019.* OpenScad is disfunctional, when the system is started with a 64bit kernel. Symptom: After starting edit mode, the main OpenScad window freezes and the program can only be terminated by the task manager or killall openscad .
→ Issue 2933 in the OpenScad github repository.
In the 8.6 release of Knoppix, the working version 2015.03 of OpenScad, from Debian/oldstable, is installed.
→ A.D.R.I.A.N.E. (Audio Desktop Reference Implementation And Networking Environment) is a talking menu system, which is supposed to make work and internet access easier for computer beginners, even if they have no sight contact to the computers monitor. A graphical environment with also talking programs and arbitrary magnification using compiz, is another option.
CD / DVD / USB Versions – which files do I need?
The current public beta release of KNOPPIX 8.6 DVD is available in different variants for download at the KNOPPIX-Mirrors.
|KNOPPIX_versionDVD-date-DE.iso||KNOPPIX, DVD-Version, default language german, ISOfile format|
|KNOPPIX_versionDVD-date-EN.iso||KNOPPIX, DVD-Version, default language english, ISOfile format|
|*.iso.md5||checksum file (MD5) for md5sum for checking CD-image after download|
|*.iso.sha1||checksum file (SHA1) for sha1sum for checking CD-image after download|
|*.iso.*.asc||Digital signature for verifying authenticity of checksum files and images after download|
Caution: Because the DVD image is larger than 4GB, it cannot be stored on a FAT32 partition! -> Use NTFS or a linux file system.
For burning a CD or DVD, only one single .iso file matching your language and version choice, is sufficient.
Additionally, several independent vendors offer readily burned and verified CDs, DVDs and USB-memorysticks sent out via postal service.
Booting from Flash
In order to create a bootable USB-medium (memory flashdisk, SD-card, digital camera with USB connector, cellphone with microSD, . ), the program flash-knoppix can be started from a running KNOPPIX system. This program installs all needed KNOPPIX files onto the FAT-formatted flashdisk, and creates a boot record for it. If desired, the target medium can be partitioned and formatted, or left in its inistal state, so that existing files stay intact. The KNOPPIX Live System starts and runs about factor 5 faster from USB flash disk than from CD or DVD!
After having copied the system to flash, using the persistent KNOPPIX image (overlay feature) or an additional Linux partition, it is possible to also store files permanently in live mode. That way, personal settings and additionally installed programs survive a reboot.
Update: Computers without DVD drive
The flash-knoppix script since Knoppix 7.4.0 supports on-the-fly conversion of a DVD ISO image for direct flashing of a USB pendrive or disk. By using this, the intermediate step of burning a DVD and booting from it, can be skipped. For burning a CD or DVD, only one single .iso file matching your language and version choice, is sufficient. For using this feature, just add the name of the .iso file as commandline parameter to flash-knoppix like this: flash-knoppix KNOPPIX_V8.6.1-2019-10-14-EN.iso
Boot options and controls
Overview of the most important functions. A complete description and listing of shortcuts can be found in the configurations of sbl, orca and compiz.
|Boot options (can be entered in the startup screen)|
|ADRIANE navigation in text mode|
|Navigation with compiz and orca in graphics mode|
Boot options like “adriane” can easily be preset by changing syslinux.cfg after having copied the CD to a bootable memorystick using ” flash-knoppix “:
Change the upper line
for automatically starting ADRIANE on boot. This is already default in all ADRIANE iso files.
KNOPPIX 8.6 / ADRIANE 1.7 is available for download via Bittorrent and from the usual KNOPPIX mirror sites.