Bug 1230460 - RFE: please update livecd-iso-to-disk's manual page for installing locally
Summary: RFE: please update livecd-iso-to-disk's manual page for installing locally
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: livecd-tools
Version: el6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
unspecified
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brian Lane
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2015-06-11 01:11 UTC by Todd
Modified: 2015-06-12 21:51 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-06-11 15:47:47 UTC
Type: Bug


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Description Todd 2015-06-11 01:11:08 UTC
Request for Enhancement:  livecd-iso-to-disk manual page

$ rpm -qa \*live\*
liveusb-creator-3.13.2-1.el6.noarch
livecd-tools-13.4.5-1.el6.x86_64

Host machine: Scientific Linux 6.6, 64 bit

$ uname -r
2.6.32-504.16.2.el6.x86_64


Currently, if you cut a Live USB and use persistence (--overlay-size-mb and/or --home-size-mb), the ability to install locally is removed.  There is no mention of this is the manual page.  Please update the manual page to reflect this.

Many thanks,
-T

Suggested wording:

       --overlay-size-mb
           This option sets the overlay size in megabytes. The overlay is
           additional storage available to the live operating system if the
           operating system supports it. The USB storage device must have
           enough free space for the image and the overlay.  Use of this option
           disabled the ability to install locally

       --home-size-mb
           Sets the home directory size in megabytes.  Use of this option
           disabled the ability to install locally

Comment 1 Frederick Grose 2015-06-11 02:06:01 UTC
(In reply to Todd from comment #0)
> Currently, if you cut a Live USB and use persistence (--overlay-size-mb
> and/or --home-size-mb), the ability to install locally is removed.

This is not true.

From Fedora-Live-Xfce-x86_64-21-5.iso installed with --overlay-size-mb 6624

ls -lA /usr/share/applications/liveinst.desktop 
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 10590 Jun 10 17:05 /usr/share/applications/liveinst.desktop

The Install to Hard Drive application icon is in the System menu and on the Desktop.

Comment 2 Todd 2015-06-11 04:02:31 UTC
What revision of livecd-tools are you using?

Comment 3 Brian Lane 2015-06-11 15:47:47 UTC
The presence of liveinst and liveinst.desktop depend on the iso being used, not livecd-iso-to-disk. Depending on the desktop being used you may have to open a terminal and run liveinst.

Comment 4 Frederick Grose 2015-06-11 15:56:16 UTC
(In reply to Todd from comment #2)
> What revision of livecd-tools are you using?

See Bug #1105735.

Comment 5 Todd 2015-06-12 21:50:36 UTC
(In reply to Brian Lane from comment #3)
> The presence of liveinst and liveinst.desktop depend on the iso being used,
> not livecd-iso-to-disk. Depending on the desktop being used you may have to
> open a terminal and run liveinst.

I will write the XFce folks.   Thank you for the help.

Comment 6 Todd 2015-06-12 21:51:30 UTC
(In reply to Frederick Grose from comment #4)
> (In reply to Todd from comment #2)
> > What revision of livecd-tools are you using?
> 
> See Bug #1105735.


That bug gave me a revision of a program I never have heard of.  I was looking for

rpm -qa livecd-tools


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