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Thread: Live and Alternate CD Difference - sticky for Installations and Upgrades?

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    Live and Alternate CD Difference - sticky for Installations and Upgrades?

    Perhaps a Sticky can be used for explaining and the defining the difference
    between Live and Alternate CDs.

    Which one is good for a Clean Install?
    Which one is good for Upgrading?
    What are the definite disadvantages of one over the other, if any?
    What has one to watch out for when burning one or the other?
    What has one to watch out for when using one or the other?

    There can be many more aspects which are not covered here which I am positive will remove some of the confusion people have in their mind.
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    Re: What is the difference between Live and Alternate CD

    A simple explanation:

    • The Live CD lets you try the OS before you install, so you can get feel for the system and an idea of what works and what doesn't.
    • The Alternate CD uses less system resources, but doesn't let you "taste and try before you buy:
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    Re: What is the difference between Live and Alternate CD


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    Re: What is the difference between Live and Alternate CD

    The alternate install cd didn't crash while installing The live cd, being a more complicated system, can crash more easily. It also takes longer to load. But it's nice for recover and stuff... the alternative one is better if you just want to install, takes less long to start, and gives you more options for creating partitions/filesystems like LVM. And best of all, no ***** gparted (c'mon admit it, even fdisk sucks less).
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    Re: What is the difference between Live and Alternate CD

    Sorry. I think I misread your thread the first time.

    This is a sticky request, not a support request, so I've moved it to the Forum Feedback and Help subforum as a sticky proposal.

    We should probably wait for the other mods, admins, and users to weigh in on this, but I'm inclined to shy away from having too many stickies. We already have a sticky in the Absolute Beginner section with links to various new-user guides.

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    Re: What is the difference between Live and Alternate CD

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Sorry. I think I misread your thread the first time.

    This is a sticky request, not a support request, so I've moved it to the Forum Feedback and Help subforum as a sticky proposal.

    We should probably wait for the other mods, admins, and users to weigh in on this, but I'm inclined to shy away from having too many stickies. We already have a sticky in the Absolute Beginner section with links to various new-user guides.
    The whole idea would be to have a Sticky where every possibly relevant
    point is taken up. Perhaps even as a table where the characteristics are
    illustrated by tick marks.

    Thanks every one.
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    Re: What is the difference between Live and Alternate CD

    well, people don't read stickies... that's the main problme here I think

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    Re: What is the difference between Live and Alternate CD

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    well, people don't read stickies... that's the main problme here I think
    Most of them do not, but they are helpful to the ones who help, so that they do not search for he infos. That is the way I ended up seeing stickies
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    Re: What is the difference between Live and Alternate CD

    I don't think many people actually read many threads full stop - let alone stickies - or you wouldn't get the same problem repeated on the same page

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    Re: What is the difference between Live and Alternate CD

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpixie View Post
    I don't think many people actually read many threads full stop - let alone stickies - or you wouldn't get the same problem repeated on the same page
    Would it not be sensible to devise a method that instead of Ubuntu forum servers
    becoming full of repetitive and shot-in-the-dark posts, there is a proper well
    researched source page like on Psychocats where everyone looking for answers
    must refer to first, before firing off a question? A Wikipedia of sorts.

    It is a pity that so many newbies in their honest and helpful efforts end up being
    "advisors" as there is an assumed sense that there is no easily accessible help available
    on the forum.

    Can we lessen the frustration?
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