LiveALPS

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Screenshot of liveALPS 2.1

LiveALPS is a Linux distribution based on remastered Knoppix with ALPS project preinstalled. The live distribution is ready to use on a PC without special configuration. It works under graphical mode using light LXDE interface. Using VisTrails program you can run simulations or numerical calculations from tutorials and write your own projects.

Installation

USB Flash Disk (recommended)

To run live ALPS from USB disk you need minimum 2 GB Flash disk (recommended 8 GB), the ISO image saved on your hard disk and the Installer file.

Installation under Windows:

  • Download installer [1] <tmp-link> (related information in Pendrivelinux [[2]]) and run it:

- choose Linux Distribution as KNOPPIX V7 (important!), - type the ISO file: liveALPS-2.1.1-KN-7.0.3.iso - choose Flash Drive Letter (flash disk should be erased or formatted before).

  • Reboot your PC and set 'Boot Menu' to boot from the USB device.
  • Use prompt command like boot: knoppix nosound no3d (to disable the sound and 3D effects).
  • Personalization (optional): the live distribution is write-protected, but you can use the rest of flash memory space to store personal and configuration data in an internal folder. Enter the maximum free disk space in MB (max 4096; this operation will not be repeated more). You can encrypt this folder also. The live system will save automatically each changes (e.g. /home/knoppix in /KNOPPIX_DATA/home/knoppix) without your effort, and works like stationary one!

Virtual system

Another easy (and secure) way to run the liveALPS is to use ISO file as a DVD and run it under virtual machine. You can prepare a new virtual hard disk to store personal data.

Boot from DVD

You can run bootable liveALPS directly from DVD.

Download

Recent image: liveALPS-2.1.1-KN-7.0.3.iso <tmp-link> (Jul 25, 2012), remastering of KNOPPIX_V7.0.3CD-2012-06-25-EN.iso (knoppix-cheatcodes).

Specification:

  • Compressed size: 1 874 132 992 B (1.74 GB)
  • Md5 Sum:
  • system: Linux Knoppix based on Debian/testing and Debian/unstable (wheezy) with kernel 3.3.7
  • ALPS libraries and applications: 2.1.1r6176