RFC: location of source packages on livecd - discuss

Matt Darcy lfs-list at projecthugo.co.uk
Wed Jan 25 08:55:36 PST 2006


Justin Knierim wrote:

> 
> Maybe I am missing something here also.  The filesystem of the LiveCD is 
> not read-only.  You can write and change whatever you like in it while 
> it is running.  The only limitation is how much RAM and swap you have, 
> and it generally is considered a bad idea to build completely in RAM but 
> on the hdd instead (yeah yeah, if you have 4+ GB ram then you can but 
> for the average computer...).

Read-only was a bad choice of words and incorrect. "usable" in that most 
users have between 512 - 1 gb ram. Thats not enough to boot the CD - and 
then untar and build more than say %25 of the initial chapter 5.

Matt





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