After 15 years of professional Linux use I've suddenly discovered I've got a noob question.
Most distributions seem to have a two or three methods of installation. Some of them just copy the LiveCD over to the hard drive (as individual files rather than ISO) and others seem to have a fairly involved installation process.
My question is, does the actual installed distribution function differently on the inside if installed from LiveCD rather than a normal installation CD?
Whenever I set up a new distro I almost always use a standard installation CD because it 'feels' like the OS is better integrated to the hardware and structured properly according to the machine. LiveCDs then feel like a 'photocopy' and I'm not sure if things like configuration occur on every boot up.... maybe it does this on a standard install, and maybe my light-switch-on-off related obsessive compulsive disorder is just growing into new areas