On 02/11/2016 02:14 PM, Scott Dowdle wrote:
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> It does boot up and there is an icon for "Install to hard drive".
> Dare I trust it with the sha256 sums not matching?
I addressed that my last post... but to restate... the checksum isn't for you to
check the written media with... but for verifying that your download was good.
> "dd" seems to be a really sweet way to install this to a flash
> drive. Takes less than a minute. Is dd for this something new?
dd is going to be destructive... but the alternatives offer non-destructive ways I think.
I could be wrong on that. dd also only outputs what it was given whereas the other two
offer additional features like being able to create persistent storage, a separate home
partition, and even an encrypted home partition (all on the USB media). That is for
running a live system from and having persistent storage across boots.
I have used those other methods before, but I do not remember
"Install to hard drive" showing up.
I also have a full (not Live) install of FC23 on a flash drive
that I use for maintenance purposes. Lately, I have used
it for Windows users that can't remember their passwords
(ntchpw). I call it my "Dead Stick".
And last night, my shop computer lost its 15+ years old used
hard drive, so I was on my Dead Stick all night. I "suppose"
I should finally break down a buy a new hard drive. Perhaps.
I find that a full install much easier to deal with than
a LIVE USB, especially if I want to copy to and from it,
with my ability to mount the drive as a standard EXT4 flash
But the ISO is just heaven for doing new installs of Xfce.
Computers are like air conditioners.
They malfunction when you open windows