[tex-live] TeX Live on usb drive
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 12:03:42 CET 2009
2009/3/16 T T <t34www at googlemail.com>:
> 2009/3/15 cetex at didaskalikos.org <cetex at didaskalikos.org>:
>> I was wondering if it
>> is possible to translate the contens of the DVD on a usb driver to
>> facilitate the installation on the hard disk. I tried to copy them, but this
>> doesn't work.
> What exactly didn't work? If you just copy the content of the DVD to a
> usb stick (or hard drive) you should be able to install from that
If you have LAN in the course room, users can more easily install TL
over network. It is possible to install from another installed TL,
from SVN working copy, etc. Personally I would do it that way and use
installation from USB or other media only in case the user is unable
to use LAN.
>> I ask you: is it possible for the TUG team to prepare an
>> installation system for usb-drive?
> Do you mean a system that runs from a usb stick or a one that can be
> used as installation source? In the former case this is not yet fully
> supported. Only the so called "live DVD" mode is supported in TL'08
> (should work from usb too). In the later case this should already work
> as I said above. Alternatively, you can mirror tlnet/2008 and use that
> as installation source as already suggested by Manuel.
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