Live cd / alt cd in Xubuntu

Joshua Gardner mellowcellofellow at
Tue Jan 9 03:34:55 UTC 2007

I'd guess that running packages in a live environment would be rather

On 1/8/07, alexander cox <the.great.alexander.the.great at> wrote:
> ""
> >
> >The biggest problem is that the text installer uses packages, and
> >installs from sets of packages to the hard drive.  Very similar to
> >booting into single user mode, and then using apt-get to install
> >*everything*.  The Live CD does not contain packages in the same sense.
> > The packages are already installed onto a compressed file system, and
> >the installer just copies files from one file system to another during
> >install.  In order to have both on one disk, you would need to use
> >double the disk space, because all the packages would be on the CD
> >twice, once in the Live file system, and once in the apt repository.
> >
> >-Matt
> ""
>  Is it possible to create a liveCD that runs off packages instead of the
> archive it is in now? Wouldn't it still be able to install *everything*?
>  If not would it be possible to have some kind of extractor that reads
> that file and puts the necessary packages into RAM or something to do the
> text install
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