On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 6:17 PM, Joshua C. <joshuacov(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
2012/5/29 Brian C. Lane <bcl(a)redhat.com>:
> It is generally not a good idea to try to install extra packages when
> running the livecd. The relationship between the device-mapper and the
> size of the packages isn't 1:1 so you are likely to run out of space.
> Brian C. Lane | Anaconda Team | IRC: bcl #anaconda | Port Orchard, WA
Yes, but with 16GB RAM it shouldn't be that easy to hit the limit. My
root partition has 10GB size and usually I have about 6,5GB free. So
installung some packages shouldn't be a problem. As I already wrote
this behaviour started to appear about 3-4 ago. What I saw at almost
the same time was that my iso images schrank with about 25-30MB in
size. This isn't just a coincidence...
The root filesystem of Fedora live CD images are compressed into a SquashFS
image and a permanent or temporary virtual filesystem overlay is provided
by device-mapper for write-once storage space.
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