Q about installing F10 from Live DVD

psmith psmith at fedoraproject.org
Wed Apr 22 21:33:14 UTC 2009

suvayu ali wrote:
> 2009/4/22 David <dgboles at comcast.net>:
>> On 4/22/2009 2:13 PM, suvayu ali wrote:
>>> 2009/4/22 David <dgboles at comcast.net>:
>>>> As I understand the Live-CD installs to the primary (boot) disk. That would
>>>> be sda. It will have a / in sda1 and a swap in sda6. It will be LVM.
>>> All this talk about live CDs got me thinking. If someone wants to get
>>> something not available on the DVD (e.g. XFCE) and have their custom
>>> setup on the local disk, the only way to upgrade is over the network
>>> using preupgrade? Isn't that rather restrictive, specially since a lot
>>> of the users have dual boot machines?
>>> What would be the options if I don't have a reliable high speed
>>> Internet connection? I am asking this as I wanted to get rid of Gnome
>>> completely and have XFCE instead when I upgrade to F11. But going by
>>> this, that seems unattainable. Am I missing something here?
>> There were two, official, Fedora 10 Live-CDs released. One that was GNOME
>> and another one that was KDE. There are some people here that made several
>> different, they are called 'spins', of Fedora 10. And one of the Live-CDs
>> was XFCE, IIRC, but it was only available with Bittorent. Again. IIRC.
>> If you had one of those official CDs, KDE or GNOME, they have to be
>> downloaded by the way, you could install XKCE and use it. It too would have
>> to be downloaded but the software installer/updater could get that for you.
>> XFCE is reasonably small. I just looked and it would be about 34 megs for
>> what looks like the basic desktop with everything needed to work.
> Thanks for the thought, but I'm aware of the XFCE Live CDs. My
> question is since live CDs don't offer the option to choose the kind
> of install, not even the option to choose the partition on the disk,
> upgrading to a clean XFCE desktop is not possible without loosing my
> current partitioning scheme. Is my understanding correct here?
no this is not correct, when you choose install to disk from the livecd 
desktop it starts anaconda and you can set the keyboard and language 
settings as well as set up custom partitions, or tell it to use existing 
partitions no problem, the only thing i found that was i had persistence 
set on my live usb and when i did finaly get round to installing to the 
hard drive none of the stuff that i had changed since first running the 
live usb (eg the stuff on the persistent part of it) didn't get 
transferred across, now this was with the f11 beta xfce snapshot so i'm 
not sure if it's just a problem with that spin, or if it happens with 
all live spins.


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