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{ Getting Started }

Section 0. Background Information
  • 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, Abiword, The Gimp, Konqueror, Mozilla, Apache, PHP, MySQL and hundreds of other quality open source programs.
Section 1. Downloading Knoppix
  1. Go To


  2. Select a file that ends with ".iso"
    • Note: EN stands for English


  3. Saving the ISO
    • Command:  Click Save


  4. Saving ISO to a location
    • Instruction: It's up to you were you want to save the file.  In my case, I will save the ISO to H:\BOOT ISO


Section 2. Configure the Windows Virtual Machine to boot up knoppix
  1. Edit the WindowsVulnerable01 virtual machine. (See Below)
    • Note: For those of you that don't have access to class material, this can be Windows XP, 2000, 2003 and 7.


  2. Configure Windows to boot off Knoppix
    • Instructions
      1. Select CD/DVD (IDE)
      2. Select the Use ISO image file
      3. Browse to where you saved the knoppix iso.
      • Note:  In my case, I save it in the following location:
      • H:\BOOT ISO\KNOPPIX_V6.4.4CD-2011-01-30-EN.iso


  3. Configure Knoppix to use Linux VMware setting.
    • Instructions
      1. Select the Options tab
      2. Select Linux for the Guest operating system
      3. Select Ubuntu for the Guest operating system version.
      4. Select OK.


  4. Play the Virtual Machine
    • Select Play Virtual Machine



Section 3. Start Up Knoppix
  1. Knoppix Start
    • Instructions
      1. Let knoppix boot it, it will takes 30 seconds to 1 minute.
      2. Click on the KNOPPIX Folder


  2. Mounting your hard drive
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on sda1 (This is your hard drive)
      2. Click on Documents and Settings


  3. Navigate to Favorites
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Administrator
      2. Click on Favorite


Section 4. Start Up Terminal Window
  1. Start up a Terminal Windows
    • Command:  Click on the Black Terminal Window (See Below)


  2. View the file system structure using Knoppix
    • Command:  df -k (See Below)
    • Note:
      • /dev/sda1 is your hard drive
      • /media/sda1 is the mount point of your hard drive.


  3. Navigate to your hard drive
    • Command:  cd /media/sda (See Below)
    • Command:  ls


  4. Navigate to Favorites
    • Instructions:
      1. cd Documents\ and\ Settings
        • Press the TAB key after typing "D"
      2. cd Administrator
        • Press the TAB key after typing "A"
      3. cd Favorites
        • Press the TAB key after typing "A"
      4. ls -l
      5. date
    • Proof of Lab: Do a screen print, cut in paste into a word document, and upload to Moodle.


Section: Proof of Lab5
  1. Cut and Paste a screen shot found in Section 4, Step 4 in a word and upload to Moodle. 


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