Installing T E X Live from DVD: Notes
Interface). Don’t worry ...I have included the necessary commands andif you type them carefully, you will not harm your system. In the case of the TL DVD, the CLI is faster and it allows the installer to be distro-neutral.Whereas in Distro X an operation may appear on a particular menu witha particular interface, while in Distro Y the same operation appears on a
menu, the CLI commands work identically in both distros.
1.1 Learn Your Optical Drive’s Designation
Before becoming root (/) user and unmounting the DVD, type the
command from a Terminal/Konsole to see the DVD’s name and your opticaldrive’s designation. The example below is from my CentOS 5.5 setup:
[david@dhcppc2 ~]$ mount/dev/sda8 on / type ext3 (rw)[ . . .]/dev/sda9 on /home type ext3 (rw)[ . . .]/dev/hda on /media/TeXLive2009 type iso9660 (ro,noexec,nosuid,nodev,uid=500)
Notice that in the ﬁnal line, the optical drive is designated as
.(PCLinuxOS and Fedora, on the other hand, refer to this same SamsungCD/DVD drive as
1.2 Unmount the DVD and Create a New Mount Point
Now you can follow these steps:
Open up a Terminal/Konsole within your regular user account, issuethe command
and type root’s password to acquire root user privi-leges.
Unmount the TE X Live (TL) DVD:
# umount /media/TeXLive2009
: The command is
(‘unmount’ without the ﬁrst letter “n”).That pound sign (#) as the command prompt is your veriﬁcation that you are logged in as the root user.
Create a new mount point for the DVD:
# mkdir /media/TL09
# mount -o exec /dev/hda /media/TL09
A gloss of this command is:3