On Fri 14 Dec 2012 07:41:39 PM CST, Rajko wrote:
On Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:03:33 +0800 George Olson email@example.com wrote:
So my question is, what is the advantage and why do people do an installation from the live CD?
Which way has advantage mainly depends on time passed after release day, and to minor extent on type of Internet connection one has.
Linux distros accumulate updates fast, so after few months there will be couple hundreds MB of updates. Using DVD at that time means double download. Once DVD versions of software, and right after installation updates. In other words DVD makes sense after release day, but as time is passing it is losing advantage.
Also, there is another factor - testing. Majority of Factory testers don't download DVD, but use either Live or NET install iso, most likely "burned" to USB memory stick for installation on physical machine, or even more often install iso directly in virtual machine. In other words, those versions are better tested then DVD.
Hi AFAIK, if your wanting to boot via UEFI, 1 your hardware needs to support usb UEFI booting, plus the live cd's don't have the efi files necessary.....
Both my HP ProBook 4525s and this DELL Latitude E5510 needed the DVD to install grub2-efi (aside from having to manually create (via gparted) the gpt partitioned disk and efi boot partition).