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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I've used Knoppix before when I was otherwise doomed to borrow someones Wintel box as all my of my VGA-signal-producing or displaying hardware was down for the count. It's not as cozy as my little NetBSD install but I've come to get pretty good at getting my work done using it. While running NetBSD I'd steal large numbers of libs and binaries from it as it presents a whole running systems worth in an easy accessible location - not futzing with dependencies and brain dead package systems further aggrivated b
    • Changes for KNOPPIX 3.6: ISOLINUX is used instead of SYSLINUX. Apparently the isolinux.bin file, which was created with the configuration in isolinux.cfg, understands how to talk to the BIOS and get data from the CD-ROM in order to fetch the kernel and it's root disk. Per the isolinux.cfg, there are two kernels: linux24 and linux26 which use minirt24.gz and minirt26.gz respectively. These files are no longer bundled up inside of a boot.img file but are on the main CD filesystem in the boot/isolinux directory.

      -scott