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Re: [SLUG] Distro on a CD (off the shelf, or off the burner)
- To: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Distro on a CD (off the shelf, or off the burner)
- From: Ken Yap <ken@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Oct 6 12:02:44 2000
- Reply-to: ken@xxxxxxxxxx (Ken Yap)
>> My experience with live FS on CD distros is that they are fine for
>> demoing and some exploration but are not suitable for serious work,
>I've seen a sysadmin move from one part of a site to another with a
>livecd type of setup. He'd go to the other site, plop in his cd, boot
>and do his serious work in the environment he liked (had X etc running)
>and then pullt he CD out and leave the computer as it was before he
>Worked amazingly well.
By serious work I mean running the machine constantly off the CD. I
have a credit card sized repair CD too, like many others.
>But the HD may be formated in say.. vfat. you can create yourself a file
>with dd, run mke2fs on it, loopback mount it, use it to your hearts
>content, umount it, delete it, reboot and remove the cd.
Sure, we are back to the use of HD again. The original poster wanted to
set up a Linux only machine. As I said, if you have a HD and you want
to run Linux only, why use the CD?