Thanks, I shall look into that.
Right now I am "fighting" with the issue of finding a site to download "knoppix." What a convoluted process!
I have downloaded and installed, Bit Torrent and Azeurus. Azeurus appears to have more bells and whistles, therefore a "bit" complicated for my wee brain [sorry, for the pun]. Which do you recommend for my Windows XP-NTFS system, or does it matter? Once installed, then what
I am very suspicious of any program that runs on my computer, over which I do not have relatively total control...so I have been reading up on it.
O.k., let me get this straight...
1. I try to find a site to download the knoppix file from...that has not been successful yet...I seem to be running around in circles
2. once downloaded as an ISO [?], then burn to a CD... this is where I get scuppered. Some sites seem to insinuate that you to burn the ISO directly to a CD, while others tell you to open it in an ISO manager [I use ISO-COMMANDER] and burn the results to a CD...which is it? The computer cannot read an ISO directly from the CD...I've tried both methods, wasted a few CDs in the process, and the one with the opened and exposed files from within the ISO seems to work, while the other does not. So, I am assuming that once I get the ISO downloaded and opened, then I am to...by the way, for the benefit of those "others" reading this, it appears that you do not need to use any other burning software, except for what is already a part of the Windows XP setup.
3. burn the ISO files to a CD
4. shut down the computer
6. I will be given options, to boot from the CD or boot from the standing OS Windows XP
7. I select "from the CD"
8. I will be provided options, yet to be seen...
9. I will assume that I chose to boot to the CD and the KNOPPIX OS...
10. I will be given options to proceed down a particular line of inquiry, one of which will be to reformat the a:\ RAW disk to FAT32, not the standard FAT16...and it can do that?
I tried the "Partition Magic" option, it did not acknowledge an a:\ drive, and therefore was not able to format the floppie.