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Simple question regarding boot CD

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by flex22, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    I'm used to using Knoppix occasionally, so maybe this is where I'm getting confused.

    If you need to use a boot CD to boot into say, fedora, do you need to leave the CD in or not?

    With knoppix you ahev to leave the CD in, meanign you can't access a CD with media on it if you only have one CD drive.

    What's the deal with most linux distros and specifically fedora?
    Can you take the CD out once it's booted or does it need to stay there?
     
  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    ok heres the low down

    most linux distros are like classic operating systems
    the CDs are used to install stuff and the OS is there once that happens


    the new breed of learning aids are linux 'LIVE' cds that allow you to trial linux without messing up your current system, unfortunatly they lock the cd rom as they need the cd to run the commands :)

    Live CDs are really just tools, not entire Operating systems
     
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  3. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    Right so we'll (lab partners) be using the classic type, installing the os onto the hd via the cd, and using the other cd to boot with.
    So we'll have access to the CD drive to install other media. 8)
     
  4. Phoenix
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    exactly
     
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