[tex-live] TeX Live on usb drive

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Mar 16 18:22:10 CET 2009

On Mo, 16 Mär 2009, cetex at didaskalikos.org wrote:
> >>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.

???? Installation is done with install-tl, NOT with tlmgr.

Are you sure what you are talking about?

You should copy the contents of the DVD to the USB stick.

Then call install-tl from the USB stick. Not tlmgr or anything else.

> >>>I ask you: is it possible for the TUG team to prepare an
> >>>installation system for usb-drive?

There is one. Copy everything from the DVD. It works. I did it. I do
many other installation methods.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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