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What is the difference betweeen the netinstiso and the LiveCD?

asked 2012-01-29 16:57:55 -0500

KDuff gravatar image

updated 2012-01-30 00:40:38 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hello all:

I have downloaded two different images: Fedora-16-i386-netinst.iso and Fedora-16-i686-live-desktop. I want to set up a set up a basic Linux machine so I can play with J2EE tutorials.

Would someone please be kind enough tell me what the difference is between these two downloads?

I am doing the install on an old Dell Dimension 8100 (1.3 GHZ) with 1 Gig memory.

Thanks for your kind assistance.

Best Regards

KD

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answered 2012-01-30 00:43:08 -0500

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The netinst iso contains a minimal configuration that enables you to install fedora by getting the required packages from a repository over the network.

The LiveCD already contains a few packages and lets you use fedora without installing it. Please note that the package list is highly limited because of size constraints. The LiveCD also gives you the option of installing fedora if you choose to.

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answered 2012-01-30 10:30:46 -0500

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So both of them will let me do a full install over the web. That would be what I want to do.

Thanks for your assistance.

Best Regards

KD

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