I recently used the KNOPPIX DVD as a tool when re-installing my Windows desktop machine and it worked great so I've been doing some more reading to become familiar with it. I have the "KNOPPIX Hacks" book (2nd edition) by Kyle Rankin from 2007. Its a bit old and appears to cover KNOPPIX v5.1, whereas I'm using the latest, KNOPPIX v7.0.4 so I would expect some differences.
Having said that, he has a good section in the book on persistence. i.e. saving off the contents of /ramdisk and then using them when booting in the future off the disk. In this way you can change system settings and configure it the way you want and take that with you the next time you boot.
The problem is, the commands he describes don't appear to exist in KNOPPIX 7.0.4. He covers the following which I can't find when booting into KNOPPIX v7.0.4.
- K Menu -> KNOPPIX -> Configure -> Save Knoppix configuration
- K Menu -> KNOPPIX -> Configure -> Create a persistent KNOPPIX disk image
Can anyone advise me regarding the replacement for the above commands? Is there now a different procedure for achieving persistence with a KNOPPIX disc?