Live cd / alt cd in Xubuntu

panshizhu at panshizhu at
Tue Jan 9 07:05:17 UTC 2007

xubuntu-devel-bounces at 写于 2007-01-07 23:31:18:
> question:
> how hard (in terms of work and cd space) would it be to add the text
> installer to the live cd?
> I've noticed a lot of ppl with issues that they get failure when
> using live fails to run and they need to download and burn a
> new cd for the alt install
> It seems to me that if we could add the text installer to the live
> cd start menu, it would save some newbies aggravation
> I was actually surprised that it was not included already when I got
> my dapper cd's in the mail that it was NOT an option!
> Robert B. Lance Sr.--

Personally, I'm thinking something different to this "issue". I personally
think the "issue" comes from "misleading in the web site".

On most download sites of (K,X,Ed)ubuntus, they states: LiveCD is the one
"most people will need". However, it is wrong.

I personally think: LiveCD is only designed for troubleshooting and most
people should use "Alternative install CD" instead. --- when the OS in your
hard disk got problem, especially when they don't boot, you can use LiveCD
and boot your computer to see if problem can be solved. --- The "install"
feature of LiveCD is just a "bonus" and should never be considered the
default way to install your OS.  --- please note that the LiveCD has no
"upgrade" feature, what would you think if the vendor told you "you could
never upgrade your OS, when new version comes you could only reinstall your
operating system from scratch!"

If the aim is to install or upgrade your Ubuntu(or Kubuntu, Xubuntu), IMO
most people should download and use alternative CD. To say: if you don't
know what you want, then just try the alternative INSTALL CD. It's not an
alternative, it is the CD you should use for INSTALL...

Sincerely, Pan, Shi Zhu. ext: 2606

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