[tex-live] optimizing dvd access

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Jul 8 19:28:46 CEST 2008

There have been occasional threads about how reading TL from a physical
dvd takes a long time (for some people), and speculations that files
could be burned in a better order.

There is a script + information about doing this at the end of
http://www.tina-vision.net/tina-knoppix/remastering.html, under
"Optimise the CD".  The general idea is to do the install and see in
what order files are read.

If anyone wants to take the time to try this and post the results (and
the precise steps/scripts/files), that would be cool, hopefully Manfred
can make use of it for the final burn.  (For myself, I don't plan to
look at this further.)


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