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Re: Q about installing F10 from Live DVD

2009/4/14 Dean S. Messing <deanm sharplabs com>:
>> If you have the live-dvd you would have discovered the answer for
>> yourself: A menu option is presented to either run the live-cd or
>> perform an install.
> Thanks Kam.  I don't yet have it (which is why I didn't know).  So I
> take it the install from the live-cd is just an ordinary
> Anaconda-based install?  If so, what's the advantage over just using
> the F10 install DVD (February respin, of course)?
> Dean

The best thing about live CDs are they are small downloads and you can
choose a spin that you want. For example if you prefer XFCE you need
not bother about installing Gnome or KDE stuff that you don't need.

There is one downside though, you don't get to choose the packages in
the live CD that gets installed. So if you want to exclude any of the
packages, you have to remove it once everything is installed. (not
sure about this part, so correct me if I am wrong)

And a few cautionary remarks:
1. Make sure you have enough RAM in your system. Live CDs don't do
well with systems with a small RAM. 2 gigs is okay imo.
2. If you have a very new graphics card (like my HD4870), GUI _won't_
work. You would need to do a text install. (No scares, I found console
graphics pretty cool and easy to navigate through)

Thats it. And a good hearty welcome to your friend. :)


Open source is the future. It sets us free.

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