[tex-live] TeX Live on usb drive

cetex at didaskalikos.org cetex at didaskalikos.org
Mon Mar 16 17:16:23 CET 2009

Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 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
>> copy.
No, I can't. Perhaps is a problem with the tlmgr.
> 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.
No I haven't.
>>> 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.
My case is the latter. I will try in the weekend the suggestion of 
Manuel. Thank you very much.


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