Knoppix Customizations

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Knoppix customizations that are available for download. These are unoffical knoppix modifications, that have changes such as reduced size, special media (like USB keydrives) and different languages.

For function based LiveCD list, see:

1. This list is ONLY for Knoppix based LiveCD or LiveDVD
This list is NOT for distros "based on Debian, but not based on Knoppix".
2. New entry: please use the following format:

  • a. Name, Knoppix version, main function / focus, country.
  • b. Features.
  • c. Content: Kernel version, Desktop environments, list of main applications.
  • d. URL for Homepage, Download, Forum, Tutorial, Howto, Readme.
  • e. Latest version, size of ISO, type of media (USB, Mini CD, LiveDVD), platform/CPU.
  • f. Supported languages.
  • g. Status: active, dormant, alpha, beta.
  • h. Name of the author, credits.

3. Alphabetized. Please keep additions in order separated by a horizontal rule (4 dashes).
4. Please use English language, but you can add information using other languages.
Thank you.

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BHLD is Knoppix based LiveCD dedicated for users in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The most of programs are localised
Content: Localised versions of KDE and OpenOffice.

Bristol Morphix

Bristol Morphix is a Morphix based LiveCD with Video Editing and Playback support.
Content: Cinelerra, Avide Mux, Kino, Cine Paint, and scripts: prepare_video_for_cinelerra, extract_clips_from_video, and rip_realplayer.


Catux-USB is a Knoppix based LiveCD bootable from USB pendrive / keys.
following links do not work anymore (as of 4/2008)

Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux is a Knoppix based Mini LiveCD for everyday use. Content: Browser: Dillo, FireFox, Word Processor: Siag, Email: Sylpheed, Picture Viewer: Xzgv, File Manager: emelFM, Window Manager: Flux Box, Text Editor: Nedit, Spreadsheet: Siag, Music: XMMS, mp321, ogg123, nVi (enhanced Vi), tinyIRC, XCalc, Ispell (US-EN), ssh, sshd, Zile (EMACS clone), Xpacman (Pacman game), Sqlite (SQL database), xpdf.

c85ef251462ce1a694e5243c4cc563b5 dsl-4.4.4.iso

  • Size: 49 MB, fits into business card size CD-ROM
  • Author: Robert Shingledecker, John Andrews.

Dance Dance Tux

Dance Dance Tux is a Knoppix based LiveCD.
Content: pyDance (Dance Dance Revolution), python 2.3, parallel mat drivers
and more than 400 songs.

  • Homepage: (none for now)
  • Download: (looking for hosting space)


DaNix is a Knoppix based LiveCD from The Czech Republic.
Content: Kernel 2.6, freedos and grub boot items, as many free software as possible. hard disk installer.


DEPDIKnux is remastered from Knoppix-4.0.2 live-CD intended to be used by Indonesian ICT center (currently supporting government project - Indonesia's national education network ).
DEPDIKnux aims the following :
1. Bandwidth monitoring (we use cacti)
2. Bandwidth limiting (HTB included)
3. Network monitoring (ntop included)
4. Additional script (depdiknux-setup) for easy configuration
therefore we somewhat removed KDE and stuff ....
translated knoppix-installer to Indonesian for easy installation ...
default as installation disk ... but can be used for live-CD by typing linux 3 at boot option
currently trying to make the desktop version ....
1.0-RC1 = 407 MB ...still wanted to get smaller though ..
Current Version 1.0.1-RC1
Current Size 388 MB iso (with documentation)
Forum Homepage :

Em Knoppix

emKnoppix is a distribution of Knoppix tailored for use in embedded systems.

Feather Linux

This appears to be a discontinued project. There do not seem to be dates anywhere on the website apart from in the the forum (it wasn't an exhaustive search) particularly not in the CHANGELOG which would be the appropriate place, so it's hard to see when it dates from. It does mention the 2.4.27 kernel which dates from Aug 7th, 2004, so it could be over 4 years old now. The FTP download links to the CD-ROM ISO file and the USB drive .zip file give 550 errors ("access denied")

Feather Linux is a lightweight, Knoppix based Linux distro which aims to have a wide range of applications that users would use every day on their desktop. Feather Linux can run from a CD or a USB pendrive.
Applications: Kernel 2.4.26, Abiword, siag, Dillo, Firefox, Captive-NTFS, gaim, ethereal, Thunderbird, XMMS and plugins, Imposter, IceWM, wavplay, mpg321, FreeNX, John the Ripper, Tcl, qemu, kismet, abcde, macchanger, screen, paketto, ogg123 and other Ogg Vorbis tools, axyFTP, fireftp, rox-filer, cdrecord, mkisofs, rdesktop, tcpdump, parted, partimage, dsniff, aircrack, madwifi, dnsmasq, foremost, antiword, e2undel, iftop, bbpager, utelnetd, minicom, index, gpart, socat, traceroute, SciTE, prozilla, Midnight Commander, Samba, elmo, tmsnc, apsfilter, gmplayer,, chntpw, zile, tinycc, nano, Xpaint, Xzgv, Xpdf, naim, hdparm, usbview, index, recoverdm, mtr, cdparanoia, betaftpd, Chipmunk Basic, gqcam, e3, lua, Ruby, cdparanoia, giFTcurs, mtools, emelfm2, vncdec, elhttp, quagga, ettercap, wavemon, iptables, recover, amap, hping2, cabextract, splitvt, pciutils, LinNeighborhood, nmap and nmapfe, portmap and nfs-common, aumix, CTorrent, VNCviewer, sqlite, SSH and SCP, DHCP client, xtdesktop, PPP and PPPoE support, NTFS resize support, an RSS reader, stress, cpuburn, the Monkey webserver, Xcalc, Fluxbox, evilwm, the XBase apps, and the various standard console and system tools.


Flonix USB Edition is a Knoppix based LiveCD bootable from USB keys.
following links do not work anymore (as of 8/2008)
Content: Open Office, Mozilla Firefox, Mplayer, media center, cloop, hardware detection.

Freie software knoppix

Freie Knoppix is a Knoppix based LiveCD with focus on Free Software.


GIS Knoppix is a Knoppix based LiveCD with focus on Geographic Information Systems software.


GNIX-Vivo is a Morphix-0.4.1d based Live CD from Galicia, Spain.
Content: KDE-3.2.2, Open Office version 1.1.1 galician, Evolution-1.4,
Browser: Mozilla-1.6, Mozilla-Firefox-0.8, E-mail: Mozilla Thunderbird,
Videoconference: Gnomemeeting-1.0, IM: Kopete, K3b, Mplayer, Xine, games.


latest version is from (2003-11-10) (as of 4/2008)
Gnoppix is a Knoppix and Debian based LiveCD with Gnome 2.2 and 2.4.


GnuABIX is a Knoppix 3.4 based LiveCD with Computer science software.
Feature: easy access to free application software.


Helix is a Knoppix based LiveCD and Rescue CD wtih focus on Incident Response and Forensics.


Hiweed is a Live CD based on Hiweed Desktop, Knoppix and Morphix.
Content: kernel: 2.6.9, lightweight xfce desktop, Poor Man Installer, Chinese character support.

KNOPPEL. Knoppix in Greek Language

A customized Knoppix for supporting, read, write and "speak" Greek language.

  • Homepage:
  • Language: Greek as primary language but support English as well with (lang=en).
  • Current version 0.5 (3 / Jan / 05)
  • Based on knoppix 3.7
  • kernels 2.4.27 and 2.6.9
  • KDE 3.3.1
  • Openoffice 1.1.3 with better integration to KDE.
  • FreeNX 0.2.5 (from Fabian Franz).
  • Firefox and Thunderbird.
  • Support for "klik" (probono).


Jollix is a LiveCD based on Gentoo Linux, and Knoppix technology.
Content: KDE 3.1.1a, games and multimedia (xmms, mplayer, xine).
following links do not work anymore (as of 8/2008)


Julex is a knoppix based LiveCD and Rescue CD distro.
Feature: support for NTFS, lightweight, suitable for older computers.
Julex is designed for getting files back from a dead windows installation.
User can save the recovered files to CD or send it to other computers.
Julex can be used for quick recovery and browse online to get help.


K-DEMar is a Knoppix 3.7 based LiveCD from Spain.
Feature: DivX, aMule, Azureus, mount of HD in readwrite mode, MyPC icon on desktop, Xine, KDE, aMSN, OpenOffice
CADI: python based graphical wizard to configure the system


Kinneret is a Knoppix based distro for Israeli students.


Knochem is for biochemistry, chemical education and computational chemistry.
Based on KNOPPIX DVD 5.3.1 Content:
Avogadro, Autodock, Babel, BKchem, ChemCalc, Chemnomparse, CN3D, Easychem, fityk-2, Gabedit,
GChemPaint, GElemental, Ghemical, Gnome Crystal, Kalzium, Lennard Jones Gas Simulation, GIMP, MPQC,
NJPlot, Open Babel, Octave, PSI3, PyMOL, Rasmol, Raster3D, SMILE,
Openmol, Polyxmass, Pymol, Pyvib2, Viewmol, XCOmbust, Xmakemol, XDrawChem,, .

knop ILS

knopILS (KNOPPIX and ILS) is a Knoppix based LiveCD.
Feature: Packages from Free Tree of GNU/Linux. The boot prompt, F2 help prompt, default keyboard, default language: all Italian

Knopnl and Knop Base

Content: icewm desktop, phoenix, abiword, gnumeric, xchat, gaim, gftp, gimp, gedit, sylpheed, (g)mplayer, and synaptic package management, kewl debian-background

Knoppix Japanese Edition

Content: kernel 2.4.21,CLOOP,KDE, Open Office, Wine, Mozilla, GIMP.

Knoppix Ko

Knoppix Korean Edition based on knoppix 4.0.2


KNOPPIX/Math is a KNOPPIX-jp based LiveCD from Japan with focus on Mathematical applications.

Knoppix MIB

Knoppix MIB is a Knoppix based LiveCD with focus on privacy issues.
Features: encrypts personal files to a USB storage device,
automatically encrypts all data used on a hard drive swap space,
automatic mount of persistent home directory at boot up,
postfix MTA with TLS encryption, preconfigured with provided generic certificates, automatic restoration of optional custom system configuration, without needing to type specific boot parameters.

Knoppix PPC

KnoppixPPC is a Knoppix based LiveCD from German for PowerPC machines.
Feature: support Apple Macintosh, Pegasos.

  • Homepage: (missing)
  • Latest version: 2003-07-13_4
  • Size: 507 MB
  • MD5Sum: 988d08c22df54b0175d9a5a7196e4b97
  • Platform: PowerPC.
  • Language: German, English
  • Author: Fabian Franz.

Knopp Myth

Knopp Myth is a Knoppix based LiveCD with MythTV software.
Feature: transform PC into set-top box (record programs, rewind/pause live tv).


Knoppix ES is a Knoppix based LiveCD from Spain (Knoppix en español).


KnoppixPT is a version of Knoppix in Portuguese from Portugal, just from start.

Knoppi XMAME

KnoppiXMAME is a Knoppix based arcade machine emulator.
Content: X-MAME, and gxmame.


Knoppix USB is a Knoppix based LiveCD bootable from USB keys.
server not responding (as of 4/2008)
server not responding (as of 8/2008)


Knorpora is a Knoppix based LiveCD with focus on Corpus-based computational linguistics.


Knopsterisk is Knoppix based LiveCD with Asterisk (open source PBX).
Asterisk: transform regular PC into a phone switch and VoIP gateway.
Feature: auto attendant, voicemail, music on hold, answering machine.


Kuliax is a Debian/KNOPPIX-based LiveCD for University Education, especially in Indonesia.


Kurumin is a Knoppix based LiveCD from Brazil.
Content: "Entendendo e Dominando o Linux" ebook.
KDE, Kword, Kontour, Acrobat Reader, Konqueror, X-CD-Roast,
GFTP, xIRC, Bluefish, XMMS, Mplayer, Phoenix.


LAMPPIX is a KNOPPIX based Live CD with XAMPP web server.
latest version is from (2004-08-31) (as of 4/2008)
User can burn PHP based web projects into a CD.

Linux Live Game Project (LLGP)

LLGP is a Knoppix based distro with various games.
It contains deep changes in Knoppix startup scripts. It's completely based on hotplug and udev; kudzu was removed.
Features: KDE 3.3 with Plastik theme and Nuvola icons, kernel 2.6.10, Nvidia drivers, TORCS, Wesnoth, SuperTux, TuxRacer and much more!

Linux Magazine mini CD 1.0 and 2.0

Customized KNOPPIX bundled with Linux Magazine (from Edizioni Master).
Version 1.0: (number 35 - November 2003):
KDE 3.1.3, Mozilla Firebird 0.6, The GIMP 1.3.19, Abiword 1.99.5,
Gnumeric 1.1.9, Scribus 1.0, MySQL, MySQLcc, Gaim, KMail,
Konqueror, gFTP, K3B, MPlayer and KPlayer, Sodipodi.
Version 2.0: (number 38 - February 2004):
additional software: GNOME 2.4, Mozilla 1.6, Evolution 1.4, Totem 0.99.8.


Linux-Sehat is a Knoppix 3.3 based LiveCD distro from Indonesia .

Live Plone

Live Plone is a Knoppix based LiveCD with Plone Content Management System.
Live Plone is based on methodology developed through the Live_OIO.Org. Feature: a nice user-interface, submit-approve-publish workflow, and multiple document types ( News, Image, Discussion).
Content: Plone, OIO, Zope, PostgreSQL, PsycopgDA database adaptor, ParsedXML, and Calendar Tag.

Live Zope

Live Zope is a Knoppix based LiveCD with ZOPE web application server.
latest version is from (2003-08-27) (as of 4/2008)
Content: Zope-2.6.2b5, Python, Transactional object database. CAS, 3D
Database feature: store content, custom data, dynamic HTML templates, scripts, a search engine, and Relational Database connections, code, and import/export (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Gadfly). 3D packages: Blender, VPython.
CAS: Octave, Maxima, R, gnuplot, QCL, graphviz, GCL, rlab
Scientific document editor: Te Xmacs that can easily make technique documents with embedding output from CAS (various output format, postscript, pdf, html).


The LNX-BBC is a mini Linux Rescue CD and LiveCD.
Feature: rescue, intrusion post-mortems, temporary workstation.

Luit Linux

Luit Linux is a Knoppix based LiveCD. Content: XFCE4, Abiword, ROX.



Mediainlinux is a Multimedia LiveCD, based on Knoppix 3.3.
Just received some specs about Rarewares .debs and waiting for Marillat ones for legal reasons.


Media PackKnoppix is a Multimedia LiveCD based on Knoppix.
Content: Multimedia editing, playback.


Mepis is a LiveCD set (2 CD), based on Knoppix.
Feature: automatic hard disk installer.

Micro Knoppix

Micro Knoppix (Model K) is a Knoppix based mini LiveCD.

Mini Knoppix

Mini Knoppix 2.0 (Knoppix Lite) is a Knoppix 3.3 based LiveCD and Rescue CD.
bad download links (as of 8/2008)

Miolux Linux

Miolux is a Knoppix based LiveCD from Brazil.


Morphix is a Knoppix-based Modular LiveCD distro designed to be easily modified and written to a new CD by the user.
Morphix can be modified using CD-RW Multisession.
Content: Boot-selection, GTK-based installer


Morphix-BareFreevo is a Morphix based LiveCD with Freevo Home Entertainment system.
Content: Freevo, see:


Morphix-NLP is a Morphix based LiveCD with focus on Natural Language Processing.
Content: collection of natural language processing applications.

Musix GNU+Linux

Musix is a 100% Free Operating system intended for musicians and all kind of users. It contains an enormous collection of free programs.
Content: Ardour, Rosegarden, Hydrogen, Qsynth.

  • Homepage:
  • Latest version: 1.0
  • Size: 700 MB.
  • Supported languages: Spanish, Galician, Catalan, Basque, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Finnish.
  • Status: active.
  • Author: Musix Team
  • Latest version: 1.0 R3 (2008-4-6). This note updated April 2008


NIOde is a Knoppix based LiveCD for the Dutch Olympiad Of Informatics.
See: <>.
Feature: Without compression or big desktop environment.


NMM-Oppix is a KNOPPIX-based Live-CD and includes the Network-Integrated Multimedia Middleware (NMM) binaries developed by the Computer Graphic Labs of the University of Saarland.


Nordisk is a Knoppix based LiveCD for Nordic users.

Open Groupware Knoppix

Open Groupware Knoppix is a LiveCD based on Knoppix 3.2.

Content: Open Groupware (formerly known as Skyrix).

OMSA Knoppix

OMSA Knoppix is a Knoppix 3.4 based LiveCD with Dell Open Manage.
Content: Dell's Open Manage, KDE, recovery tools.


Oralux is a LiveCD that enable acess to Linux for the vision impaired users.
Content: free Text-To-Speech softwares: Flite (English), EFM (English, French), DECtalk (English, French, German or Spanish)

  • Homepage:
  • Download:
  • Language: English, French, German, Spanish
  • Language (future): Russian
  • Version: 0.7. Development stopped in 2007. "Today, general distro such as Ubuntu Feisty offers eSpeak, the multilingual speech synthesis."

OSS Watch Knoppix

OSS Watch Knoppix is a liveCD based on Knoppix 3.6.
Content: Apache, PHP, Tomcat, PostgreSQL, live Moodle, Bodington VLE,
XML writer and delivery tools. See


Overclockix is a Knoppix 3.4 (Cebit) based LiveCD.

  • Content: Packages available for the SID (unstable) branch of Debian.

Captive-NTFS (write support), install on demand scripts, XFCE, Gnome 2.4, Kernel: 2.4.23-xfs and 2.6.1 (selectable at boot), KDE 3.2.2 with noia icons, Fluxbox, Icewm, Enlightenment, Gimp 2.0, ml-donkey, BT, mplayer, karamba, mozilla-firefox and thunderbird, stress-testers and DC clients, stylish desktop.

OverclockixLTSP: a Knoppix 3.3 LiveCD with folding@home script, and modified LTSP.

You do have to use persistent home or hdd-install in order to fold@home with PXE-booted clients. This is a technical issue involving the dynamic ramdisk which prevents NFS or Samba from being able to mount the live CD filesystem unless there is a permanent, fixed-size medium for data. I did not include instructions but it is very simple. I suggest checking out the Overclockix Support Forum where I'll be happy to help you get started.


Live PAFlow is a livecd of PAFlow. PAFlow is a document management system.


PHLAK is a Morphix based LiveCD with focus on security.
Function: security analysis, penetration testing, forensics, and security auditing.
Content: fluxbox, XFCE4, printing, publishing, multimedia, security tools,
Security related documentations.

Pilot Linux

Pilot Linux is a Morphix based terminal client LiveCD.
unmaintained and download broken (as of 4/2008)
Pilot Linux transforms a PC into a Thin Client PC.
Feature: user can link to a terminal server or enter the server address manually.
Supported protocols: MS-Terminal Servers (RDP-5), VNC and X.
Supported protocols (in the future): Citrix-ICA, NX.


Quantian is a Cluster Knoppix based LiveCD with focus on quantitative, numerical, scientific applications.
Content: openMosix, R (CRAN packages), Octave (incl. add-on packages),
Gambit,Gap, GiNaC, GMT, Grace, Gri, GSL, Kile, Latex, Lyx, Maxima, OpenDX, Pari, PDL, PSPP, Quantlib, Texmacs, Xlisp-stat, Yacas, and Yorick.

Robotics Knoppix

Compilation of some of the more popular robotics software and simulators.
Content: Player, Stage, Gazebo, Pyro Robotics, and Khepera simulator.
Control system in Python for programming simulated robots, (incl. Open GL).

ro CA

roCA is an X.509 certification authority on a Knoppix 3.7.
The keys of the CA and the certificates are kept on USB memory (AES encrypted), so the keys are always secure.
roCA uses Tiny CA as frontend to OpenSSL.


ROSLIMS 1.2 (Romanian Simple Linux for Medical Students) is a Knoppix 3.8.1 based LiveCD with focus on Medical software for students and acting as an educational platform.
Content: Medical Reference: Pybliographer, Medline Query Interface,
molecule editors:XDrawChem,Chem Tool, Abi Word (text editor),
truetype fonts with Eastern European character support, (KDE 3.3.2)
72 pages tutorial in Romanian Language.


Based on the Skolelinux project.


Slix is a Knoppix based LiveCD from Slovenia Content: productivity applications: Open Office, browser.


Emphasis on education, entertainment, and multimedia. Many games included.

SQL-Ledger Knoppix

SQL-Ledger Knoppix is a liveCD based on Knoppix 3.2.
Content: Accounting software SQL-Ledger (

STUX 0.7

Knoppix LiveCD that uses Slackware 9.1 packages.



SLYNUX is a User friendly GNU/Linux LiveCD from Kerala, India.
This can also be installed to hard disk using simple steps.

  • Homepage:
  • Status: Anyone can help me for further developments...
  • Contacts:
  • Language: English, Malayalam


TeXnix is a Knoppix-Live-CD without the package openoffice-de-en, but instead with a lot of Latex-packages (based on texlive). For example: texlive, tex-common, texlive-base, texlive-base-bin, texlive-common, texlive-doc-base, texlive-fonts-recommended, texlive-latex-base, texlive-latex-recommended, latex-beamer, latex-xcolor, preview-latex-style, texlive-generic-recommended, texlive-lang-german, texlive-latex-extra, texlive-pictures, texlive-pstricks and so on...

TiNA Knoppix

TiNA Knoppix is a Knoppix based live CD designed for machine vision and image analysis researchers.
Features: the University of Manchester's TiNA open-source machine vision libraries and archive of our published papers and in-house memos on machine vision, medical images analysis and statistics, together with some related software (e.g. ddd, gnuplot, xgobi, maxima).


TLF-Morphix is a Morphix based LiveCD with focus on Ham Radio.
Feature: a combination of LiveCD, TLF, and USB keys / pendisk.
See: TLF.
Content: TLF-0.9.13, cwdaemon-0.8, KDE 3.1, ax25-apps0.0.6-4, ax25-tools0.0.8-4.1, ftpd0.17-16, netcat1.10-23, tcpdump3.7.2-2, xconvers0.8.2, xdx, xconvers, hamlib11.1.4, libax250.0.11-2, driver for wireless cards (802.11b).


Based on Knoppix 3.3. with some added files, a LAMP server, and modifiable form templates for dentists. By loading a MySQL database into RAM it allows users to enter data. The input patient details can then be saved to, and restored from, USB sticks or floppy disks by clicking desktop icons. United Kingdom based distro.

  • Latest Version: 0412
  • Introduction and Screenshots

You might find the following commands useful as well to burn the CD to a 700 MB disc under Linux:
cdrecord -scanbus
cdrecord -overburn dev=0,0,0 toophpix0412.iso
the three numbers (0,0,0) are those returned from the scanbus command.

  • Language: English
  • Author: Mark Preston

Tr X

Content: KDE 3.1.1, router and firewall.
Configuration data stored on a floppy disk, hard disk, or USB keys.

Vigyaan CD

VigyaanCD is suitable for bioinformatics, computational biology and computational chemistry.
Artemis, Bioperl, BLAST (NCBI-tools), ClustalX, Cn3D, EMBOSS tools, Garlic,
GROMACS, Ghemical, GNU R, Gnuplot, GIMP, Image Magick, JMol, MPQC,
NJPlot, Open Babel, Octave, PSI3, PyMOL, Rasmol, Raster3D, SMILE,
TINKER, XDrawChem, Xmgr, Xfig and GNU C/C++/Fortran compilers.
Genomes from Eschercia coli (K 12) and Synechococcus sp. WH 8102.
12 demos and tutorials for beginners.

Wendyx Linux

Wendyx is a Knoppix based LiveCD from Chile.
Content: Only one applications for type
Customizacion de Knoppix Chilena en español hecha por Enrique Herrera Noya. Basada en Knoppix-es, orientada a estaciones de trabajo.


X-evian is a Debian and Knoppix based Live-CD.
Feature: automatic hard disk installer.


Xfld is a Knoppix based LiveCD with Xfce desktop environment.

yalst LiveSupportTool

yalst LiveSupportTool live demo CD based on Knoppix 3.6
Browser based live support solution to chat with website visitors, monitor traffic, track users and many more features. This CD starts Apache and MySQL at boot time and launches the Mozilla browser with a local website where you can test this live support software from the visitor and the operators side.


Ylive is a live CD of Yoper. Yoper is a high performance operating system.

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