[tex-live] TeX Live on usb drive

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Tue Mar 17 11:03:27 CET 2009

cetex at didaskalikos.org a écrit :
> Yes, I intend install under Vista (my students are Vista-users and all
> of them from humanistic areas as also I am: my course is about critical
> editions with the package ledmac). The paranoia security is also assured
> by the net of my University (no wifi, no dhcp, a proxy...). I tried the
> suggestion of Manuel:

No you didn't :-)

> I downloaded install-tl from the net installation
> tree, unziped it into the usb-drive and, from Vista, I clicked onto the
My suggestion was to downlooad the *whole* tlnet/2008 directory recursively
(that is, with the subdirectories).

> file and something happened, but this kind of system automatically try
> to connect to internet, and then:
Of course, this is the net installer. You didn't expect a 2,5 Mb zip to contain
the whole TL, did you? But if you download the rest of the directories
(including the huge 'archive') then the net installer detects them and uses them
instead of connecting to the net.

> Then, this way is not useful for me (I suspect that also for others).
It is useful. I used it a lot, and others too. Just carefully follow the advice

> I tried (several months ago) to copy from the DVD the whole system to
> the usb-drive, but something with the installer happened that stopped
> the process. If you have a little bit of patience, I will reproduce the
> error and, in a few days I will send to you the error message.
It would be welcome.


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