emKnoppix is a distribution of Knoppix tailored for use in embedded systems. Idea for such a distribution arose when I was playing with Knoppix for remastering and building an embedded Linux platform at the same time
As of this release, emKnoppix has just ssh server. But you can still use it as a firewall, router or for NAT. This is the first release and is considered as a technology demonstrator. Future releases will contain more and more features till I complete the roadmap by Christmas or before.
I have made some small changes to the Knoppix. Most important is that it is very tiny. The final disk image size is only about 21 MB and still going down. I have also selected packages from stable release. /etc is now persistent. So the settings are preserved through power cycle.
You do not need to be an embedded developer to test this out. Download the Ready to run image, Copy the files in specified locations, go through the INSTALL file, add the lines to grub.conf and reboot to emKnoppix!! If you notice any bugs take a look at bug database to see if it is alerady reported, else report it, and I will try to fix it as soon as possible.
Like all good things in life, emKnoppix also comes with the protection of GNU GPL
Please feel free to contact me at raj at linuxense dot com if you have any comments or require assistance. If you want to have some cool new feature you can report it here.