I burned the iso. CD of Knoppix and booted my laptop with the CD in the drawer already but it didn't start Knoppix. I'm guessing I have to make the computer boot from the CD drive but I have no idea how to do this:dunno :crash
You try booting to the BIOS and making sure the computer will boot from the CD? BIOS access hit DEL or F1 key while you first turn the computer on.
Other than that, I don't know how well Linux runs on notebooks.
I have Knoppix disk and it's awesome! I was a partition / dual boot guy for a long time but not since I got this disk
Once you have an IP address you're on the network and ready to surf or do tasks across the network.
Look for the console, that's where you'll find the command line. Or, you might be able to right-click and pull up a console there. I don't use knoppix too often to know where it is offhand unfortunately.