[tex-live] Installing latest TeX Live on Ubuntu

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Feb 28 00:59:15 CET 2012

On 02/27/2012 05:31 PM, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

> Remember that LVM is an install-time choice. You cannot add LVM
> later, you would have to format the disk.

Right. That's why I will take the chance to experiment when I have the
time to install Debian on the G5.

> You should first read something about LVM. Using separate partition
> is important so that it survives linux upgrade. During upgrade you do
> not format /home but format / and /boot. You need another partition
> that should survive. It does not matter whether you put TL under /opt
> or /usr/local

Though I read about /boot before performing my present partition scheme,
I decided only to have /, /home and swap. My /home survived my going 
from Linux Mint Debian Edition (beyond my capacity), to Ubuntu 11.10 to 
Linux Mint 12.

> and before doing it I spent a few days by studying the LVM manuals in
> detail.

By all means I'll do that!

Thank you.


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