Tuxmachines.org has a howto for putting Knoppix on a USB flash drive and making it bootable.
Of course, it can be even more portable when it runs entirely off of an inexpensive USB key. So let’s install it to a 1 GB USB key, and create a persistent home directory in which to store files. Only let’s do it the lazy way, and keep use of the command prompt to a bare minimum.
Debian/Ubuntu Tips & Tricks has step by step instructions for copying an Ubuntu LiveCD to a USB flash drive. In the end you get a bootable flash drive, which can be used for installing Ubuntu on a computer without a CD drive, or getting the LiveCD experience with something you can fit in your pocket.
Ubuntu Tutorials shows how to save some time getting the daily builds of Ubuntu Feisty.
IBM Developerworks has a great how-to for building your own Fedora LiveCD.
Though Fedora Linux® is a popular and mature Linux distribution, and many people have created Live CD distributions based on Fedora, the Fedora project itself didn’t released its first official Live CD until December 2006. Learn how to build your own custom and easy-to-use Live CDs using a rewrite of Pilgrim, the Fedora Live CD creation tool.
Red Hat Magazine gives instructions to making a LiveCD using Kadischi.
Brad’s Blog has instructions for creating a LiveUSB OS X install.
Lifehacker uses screenshots to show how to crack Windows passwords with a LiveCD.
TablePCReview has success with an Ubuntu LiveCD on an Acer Tablet PC.
Technology News introduces LiveCDs as a way to find the right Linux desktop.
“Linux … lends itself well to users with specific requirements,” said Nate Melby, an instructor at Kaplan University’s School of Information Systems and Technology. The real task is finding a distribution that suits a potential user’s needs. Live CDs that can run the newest Linux versions, running dual-boot software, let consumers use their hardware for multiple purposes, he suggested.
Server Watch suggests running a couple of popular data recover tools from a LiveCD or LiveUSB device to rescue data.
My personal favorite way to run TestDisk or PhotoRec is from a bootable Linux CD. They are included on Knoppix, Trinity Rescue Kit and RIPLinux. Virtually all filesystems and partition types are supported as well.
Linux.Sys-Con.com has a in-depth guide about Damn Small Linux. Included is everything from downloading and burning the distro to a CD, to making LiveUSB flash drive, getting wireless working, and using various apps.
Linux.com has an article on using ParallelKnoppix to build clusters quickly.
The ChronicleHerald.ca has an article on creating a BartPE LiveCD for system recovery.
PC Advisor details the steps needed to setup a computer to dual boot Windows XP and Vista. The tool used is the GParted LiveCD.
If you don’t have a partition manager, download an ISO image of the GParted Live CD from gparted.sourceforge.net and burn a CD from it. This is a free partition manager based on Linux and an essential addition to any serious PC user’s toolkit.
All about Linux has the second review of the Xen Demo CD today. It includes some instructions on starting up a Xen instance.
APC Magazine includes some information on WinPE and the GParted LiveCD in their instructions on dual booting Windows XP and Vista.
WhatPC has an introduction to open source, Linux, and LiveCDs using Damn Small Linux.
We will explain how to try Linux by running the operating system from a CD, not the hard disk, so there’s no need to abandon Windows.
Lifehacker walks us through rescuing a Windows system using Knoppix.
Few moments in computing are as heartbreaking as when you turn on your trusty PC only to receive that bone-chilling message: “Boot sector corrupt. Config.sys missing. Disk cannot be read.”