Live CDs

Fábio Mendes niels_bohr at
Tue Sep 21 03:03:22 UTC 2004

> | On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 09:11:13PM -0500, R S Gill wrote:
> |
> |> Just a suggestion, why not have a link to the Live Cd images on
> |> the main download page?
> |
> |
> | Because they have serious known bugs.  The live CD will be more
> | publicised when it is ready for general consumption.
> |

I have a question regarding the live cds. I'm making a sample editor in
python for personal use and I wish to ship it in a live-cd for my
windows friends. I'm not a programmer, so make a portable code with
internationalization and the Right Stuff is out of question, that's why
I'll ship it on a CD. My 1st option was to remaster a brazillian knoppix
based distro, but I've got catched by the Ubuntu hype, and it have the
most excellent built-in python support (and my beloved debian and
gnome!), so it seems to be the better option. The second objective is a
more religious one, that is to subtly convert my friends to linux so the
live cd should also be installable and must be a maintainable system
after install. From my experience, knoppix installations are buggy, and
if you ask much from apt you're in dark watter. It introduces some non-
standard packages and init routines. Will ubuntu live CD suffer the same
problems? From what I understood from the faq, the only differences are
that the default installation process is more tweakable, and hardware
detection could vary a little. Will the packages be the same as Desktop
Seed? Should the livecd users apt-get packages into the system with no
fears? Will it be JUST for demonstration purpouses or it'll be a
supported alternative installation method?

Thanks in advance,

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