Quote:>there are many cd's for installation of linux that use a lot of disk
>space. Wouldn't it be nice to mount all this programs from a
>preinstalled cd-rom? Only a few customisation files would have to be
>writable, so most of your disc would remain for user data.
>Has anybody followed up such an idea?
>Are such cd's already available?
A lot of CD's come with "live" filesystems". Ie... someone has already
installed the packages and the correct directory structure is in some
I used to have tons of links on my hard drive to access stuff on the CD to
save space. I rarely use OpenLook, so I had the whole directory
(/usr/openwin) linked to the cd (/cdrom/live/usr/openwin). I copied the most
commonly used binaries to the hard drive /usr/bin, and placed
/cdrom/live/usr/bin in my path, so it would also look there. For somethings,
I actually linked it togther on a file by file basis.
Now I use my cd player for audio cd's unless I need to install a package I
It's easier, saner, and faster.
"And the man in the mirror has sad eyes." -Marillion