[tex-live] optimizing dvd access

Manfred Lotz manfred at dante.de
Sat Jul 19 19:34:22 CEST 2008

Hi Karl,

Karl Berry wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for pointing to this site.

> 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.)

Looks very interesting. I'll try it out..


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