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Install sage-live on Hard-disk?

asked 2016-10-03 15:50:42 -0600

mbzadegan gravatar image

Hi everybody, I want to install sage-live-USB to my desktop hard disk but when I booting from that, I selected Install in its boot menu but no event has been occured! How can I install sage-live on my desktop hard disk? Can I install sage-live on my hard-disk while I boot in to the sage-live envirounment? Thanks in advance.

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answered 2016-10-03 16:50:08 -0600

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The installation procedure is currently disabled to avoid data loss on the user's harddisk. It might be enabled in the future but it is not planned yet. However, note that there is a clone feature that allows you to create another live USB (see the tools folder on the Desktop once booted). There are security checks to ensure that the clone can only be done on another USB stick, but it can be bypassed by opening a terminal and running /opt/clone/ /dev/sdX where sdXis your hard disk (this command-line bypass also allows to clone on multiple keys simultaneously).

WARNING If you clone the USB key on your hard disk:

  • the hard disk will be formatted and you will loose all the data that was previously there
  • this is not a usual distro install, in particular, the system will remain in a single squashfs file and unless you use the keep feature, it is not intented to be upgraded (an upgrade will consist in another similar clone operation with upgrade selected)

So, i would only recommend this if you really know what you are doing. I used that feature (with an adapted build) to maintain remote desktops with no internet and with a well defined set of required software.

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Ok, That's right. I'm waiting for the next release that have HDD installer option. Regards.

mbzadegan gravatar imagembzadegan ( 2016-10-04 02:03:55 -0600 )edit

Dear tmonteil, Is that new sage version [ 2016-10-06-sage_7.3-debian_jessie-live_4.0.3-1.img ] can install on HDD?

mbzadegan gravatar imagembzadegan ( 2016-10-30 12:28:58 -0600 )edit

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