Confusion for Hardy 8.04 Desktop CD

Krsnendu dasa krsnendu108 at
Sun Apr 27 23:22:17 BST 2008

I have download and used the edubuntu addon cd and found that I did
not need most of the programs on it. It is more efficient for me to
use synaptic for just the programs I need.
The edubuntu addon CD includes a bunch of educational apps and the
edubuntu theme (icons, desktop background, splash etc.) You don't
really need it as you can install everything with apt-get or synaptic.

I recommend setting up a bootable live usb with persistence. Then you
can use the live ubuntu cd and customize it to use the educational
apps you want. You can even install Kubuntu desktop too if you want.
Get at least 4Gb usb stick (even 2 GB works) and follow one of the
howtos available by google.

I have done it and it was straightforward.

2008/4/28 alan c <aeclist at>:
> I distribute, demonstrate, and install edubuntu (as a volunteer), (and
>  k/ubuntu also) CDs locally. I am currently very confused about the
>  8.04 Edubuntu live CD.....
>  see
>  ========================
>  Try Edubuntu before installing
>  The Desktop CD allows you to try Edubuntu without changing your
>  computer at all and has an option to install it permanently later at
>  your convenience. Note that the Desktop CD is known as the "Live CD"
>  in releases before 7.04 and is only a workstation solution, it does
>  not contain Edubuntu's server components.
>     1. Get the Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop CD
>     2. Get the Ubuntu 8.04 educational add-on CD
>  ========================
>  Is the above information mistaken?
>  When I follow the link at  item 1. above I am directed either to a
>  ubuntu only live cd or an add on cd which is appropriate for installation.
>  Maybe the old style edubuntu live CD is no longer available (?) as a
>  'try edubuntu before installing' possibiity, but the above extract
>  still asserts that it is. However there are confusing messages in the
>  content nearby, explaining the new and old approaches.
>  My requirement is a CD which will run 8.04 as an edubuntu
>  (workstation) live CD.
>  Can anyone clarify the situation please?
>  --
>  alan cocks
>  Kubuntu user#10391
>  --
>  edubuntu-users mailing list
>  edubuntu-users at
>  Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

More information about the edubuntu-users mailing list