Recommend me a Linux distro LiveCD

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  1. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    Let me preface this with this: I am not a linux user.

    What I would like to have is a Linux LiveCD with the following

    GUI
    memtest
    NTFS writing support

    I have used Knoppix LiveCD before but it fell down on the NTFS writing.

    So do you know of a linux distro that has all 3 of these natively, (or tell me how to get it on knoppix (natively) in case I missed it).
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    knoppix should support NTFS writing long time ago, let me check about details...
     
  3. martychang macrumors regular

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    Not 100% on memtest, but I'm pretty sure that Ubuntu actually qualifies. I remember memtest anyway, and I know it's a live CD with a GUI and NTFS write :p
     
  4. xUKHCx thread starter Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    I quite like knoppix from what I have seen from playing with it so would like it if it is included but again Linux newbie, so may need pointing in the right direction:eek:

    On the download now so will see how it goes.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Ubuntu.

    Not sure if it does NTFS write. Last I heard, NTFS write support in Linux was very experimental and shouldn't be used on any hard drive with important data.
     

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