I'm not advertising McAfee and I'm giving the company full rights for this snapshot of their software. All I wanted to say was that the problem with the automatic rebooting may have been caused by a stupid worm. And here I was freaking out that everything I did was messing up. Seriously, why would running KNOPPIX cause your computer to reboot like that?
Well, the problem is now solved so I'm not worried anymore. Happy Holidays! (yet again)