[tex-live] Live CD

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Dec 14 00:46:20 CET 2005

Peter Flynn wrote:

> I have had a number of enquiries from users with older equipment
> (no DVD drive) about whether it is possible to extract and burn a
> Live CD because their admins have the machines locked down tight
> and they can't install MikTeX -- but they could run from CD.

you mean just TeX,  or the whole OS?

> Failing that, has anyone done a run-from-USB distro? Or tested
> having a complete system installed on a USB drive?

A colleague and I gave a 2 hour talk last night using my laptop
booted into Knoppix from a USB key. Works a treat. IFFF your
machine can boot from USB, which your users probably can't.

But why not just talk to the admins? doing things underhand
will just lead to tears.

Sebastian Rahtz      
Information Manager, Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431

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