4 years passed by, and now I had an order from buylinuxcds.co.uk site to dispatch an USB stick with Knoppix.
The most recent version of this distribution is Knoppix 7.4.2. It has been released in September 2014. The ISO image size is just under 4Gb. I downloaded it via torrent.
Unfortunately, Knoppix is not the distribution you can write to a USB stick using the dd command or Ubuntu's built-in tool. You basically have three choices:
- use Unetbootin,
- use the long and windy way described on official site, or
- write a DVD.
I tried option 2, but gave up after approximately 10 minutes of going round. Option 1 simply worked.
So, USB stick is in the port of my laptop Toshiba Satellite L500-19X. Reboot. Choose to boot from USB. Let's go!