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Re: Q about installing F10 from Live DVD



On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 1:38 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan
<pocallaghan gmail com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 13:55 -0700, Dean S. Messing wrote:
>> Kam Leo wrote:
>> > On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Dean S. Messing <deanm sharplabs com> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > A colleague of mine is interested in trying Linux Fedora 10 on a new
>> > > machine he's purchased. He asked me to help him.  I thought I'd try
>> > > the "Live install" of which I've read, but have never done before.  It
>> > > seems like a fast way to install and time-to-install is a bit limited.
>> > >
>> > > I looked at the Installation Guide at
>> > > <docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f10/en_US/index.html>
>> > > but it didn't seem to answer my questions.  Maybe I missed it.
>> > >
>> > > So ...
>> > >
>> > > I presume that the machine will "just come up", running in-memory from
>> > > the Live Image on the DVD. (Is that right?) So, how does one get the
>> > > in-memory system onto a root partition?  Does the Anaconda Installer
>> > > get involved in the process so that a "regular install" occurs using
>> > > the Live data as source?
>> > >
>> > > Pointers to instructions will be appreciated.
>> > >
>> > > I've copied my colleague so that he can see for himself what helpful
>> > > chaps y'all are. :-)
>> > >
>> > > Thanks
>> > > Dean
>> >
>> > 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)?
>
> There are a few differences:
>
> * The Live CD is a CD (obviously). You can run it directly or from a USB
> stick (if your machine has no optical drive, as most netbooks don't).
>
> * Running the Live CD lets you check that the basic hardware (video
> card, networking etc.) will work acceptably before installing. And you
> can run it without touching your hard disk if you still haven't made up
> your mind.
>
> * The distro DVD might be a lot harder for some people to download
> simply because it's much larger. Also, it's *not* a live system. It's
> for installation or rescue.
>
> * Once you install from the Live CD you'll get a smaller system (e.g.
> Gnome or KDE but not both, no Open Office etc. etc.) and will then have
> to add stuff you want via yum.

Open Office 3 is included.

> * The DVD version will already have most of what you need (all the same
> the first thing you should do after installation is to run "yum
> update".)
>
> poc
>


Fedora 10 Release Notes regarding installation and live-CD:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f10/en_US/What_is_New_for_Installation_and_Live_Images.html


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