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Re: Q about installing F10 from Live DVD



2009/4/22 David <dgboles comcast net>:
> On 4/22/2009 3:33 PM, suvayu ali wrote:
>> 2009/4/22 David <dgboles comcast net>:
>>> On 4/22/2009 2:13 PM, suvayu ali wrote:
>>>> 2009/4/22 David <dgboles comcast net>:
>>>>> As I understand the Live-CD installs to the primary (boot) disk. That would
>>>>> be sda. It will have a / in sda1 and a swap in sda6. It will be LVM.
>
>>>> All this talk about live CDs got me thinking. If someone wants to get
>>>> something not available on the DVD (e.g. XFCE) and have their custom
>>>> setup on the local disk, the only way to upgrade is over the network
>>>> using preupgrade? Isn't that rather restrictive, specially since a lot
>>>> of the users have dual boot machines?
>>>> What would be the options if I don't have a reliable high speed
>>>> Internet connection? I am asking this as I wanted to get rid of Gnome
>>>> completely and have XFCE instead when I upgrade to F11. But going by
>>>> this, that seems unattainable. Am I missing something here?
>
>>> There were two, official, Fedora 10 Live-CDs released. One that was GNOME
>>> and another one that was KDE. There are some people here that made several
>>> different, they are called 'spins', of Fedora 10. And one of the Live-CDs
>>> was XFCE, IIRC, but it was only available with Bittorent. Again. IIRC.
>
>>> If you had one of those official CDs, KDE or GNOME, they have to be
>>> downloaded by the way, you could install XKCE and use it. It too would have
>>> to be downloaded but the software installer/updater could get that for you.
>
>>> XFCE is reasonably small. I just looked and it would be about 34 megs for
>>> what looks like the basic desktop with everything needed to work.
>
>
>> Thanks for the thought, but I'm aware of the XFCE Live CDs. My
>> question is since live CDs don't offer the option to choose the kind
>> of install, not even the option to choose the partition on the disk,
>> upgrading to a clean XFCE desktop is not possible without loosing my
>> current partitioning scheme. Is my understanding correct here?
>
>
> With a Lived-CD. Yes. I said before that a Live-CD does not really install
> in the common way thought of. It wipes the drive and writes itself to the
> harddrive. Exactly as it is when it was made. Somewhat like burning an ISO
> to a CD/DVD. What it is is what you get.
>
> A update would take either the 3.4 G DVD or the set of 6 CDs.
>

This is what I mentioned in my first post, the DVD _does_ not_ include
the packages for XFCE. So the Live CD is the only way to get XFCE. If
DVD re-spins (meaning, not Live media) were available with XFCE on
them then that would make my day. :)

BTW cheapbytes seems to be pretty cool. I'll look into that.

-- 
Suvayu

Open source is the future. It sets us free.


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