# [tex-live] iso

gnwiii at gmail.com gnwiii at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 21:50:17 CET 2006

```On 1/28/06, A. Mani <a_mani_sc_gs at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> On Saturday 28 January 2006 02:24, Staszek wrote:
> > On Sat, 28 Jan 2006, A. Mani wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > For those who cannot burn the dvd, (but can download it) it should be
> > > possible to run it live from hda. A small package for that will help.
> >
> > Not a problem on Linux:
> > mount -t iso9660 -oloop /opt/file.iso /mnt/cdrom/
> >
> This is sufficient to run everything directly ?
> You can access everything ok, but the paths will be a problem.
> Because now /  is somewhere else.

AFAIK, TeX Live on *ix doesn't depend on any particular locations.  So
long as the bin/<arch> directory is properly set in your PATH list
everything should work, but if you want a more conventional PATH
setting you can use symbolic links.  This has the advantage that you
can quickly switch, e.g., between an NSF mounted texlive tree and the