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Old 01-07-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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Question about Linux LiveCD


When you run live CD, if the firefox got no flashplugins,
how r u going to install it?
As u know, after shutting down, the plugins will be gone.
So, how to get flashplayer working in liveCD?
 
Old 01-07-2011, 01:47 AM   #2
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I think that with most Live CDs you can install programs such as the Firefox flash plugin for your use during the session. However, as you point out, this will be gone next time you boot the Live CD.

A few distros, such as Puppy Linux, allow you to save the session from a Live CD to disk. Next time you boot the Puppy Live CD it will automatically locate the saved session data on disk. So your install would survive across sessions. To my knowledge most distros do NOT work like Puppy and do not save session data in this manner across sessions.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 05:36 AM   #3
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in this case most distros should enable flashplayer for the browsers, because it is a necessary plugins.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 05:39 AM   #4
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in this case most distros should enable flashplayer for the browsers, because it is a necessary plugins.
Some distros would simply not do it because of licensing issues. And I don't see how the flashplayer is necessary, your system will work fine without it.
But you can always remaster a live-medium with flashplayer, or make one for your self.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 06:43 AM   #5
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Flash is not a necessity.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 06:43 AM   #6
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And I don't see how the flashplayer is necessary, your system will work fine without it.
Some of the game sites will not work without flash and I believe facebook uses it.

There are a couple of live distros that package it, just choosing the right one.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 07:01 AM   #7
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Maybe I'm wrong or this is a case of my personal preference.

In my opinion a Live-CD is not meant as an alternative to an installed Linux-distribution. When it comes to multimedia you'll need some performance, which a Live-system often cannot provide. Beyond that you'll need the kernelmodules for your hardware, special codecs for multimediafiles or several players for various mediaformats.

So it is not worth searching for a suitable Live-CD (although there are some for this purposes) since every mainstream distribution when installed on your computer meets all your requirements for multimedia.

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Old 01-07-2011, 07:39 AM   #8
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Hi,

A LiveCD like Knoppix could be looked at as a portable Gnu/Linux. On the go Gnu/Linux without a installation. Knoppix does allow you to save a session but remember that it's on the local machine.

Knoppix is stable & configurable LiveCD.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 07:43 AM   #9
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I am not sure but I believe Mint comes with all the multimedia but I do not know about the ability to save sessions to hd.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 08:20 AM   #10
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I would look at this from different angle.
1) Some Live CDs are specifically made for data rescue. These do not require flash and developers will (should) never include flash there.
2) Flash plugin is proprietary software. If developers put it into Live CD, this will spoil their relationships with apologetics of free software. And, as it was mentioned, can lead to licensing issues.

Having tried a bunch of Live Linuxes, I had no problems with flashplugins. It was either included into distro, or easily autoinstalled.

If you are missing flash plugin from certain Live CD, you should talk to developers or re-master Live CD for your own needs.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 01:27 PM   #11
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linux mint is what comes with all the proprietary things like flash .

you can also use the preferred distro you want , but when you burn the cd with it you can also , put apart from it on the cd the flash plugin installer.

just a thought . or , for example , with ubuntu you can make a live usb flash drive with persistence , that means that you can save on the usb your session , including flash.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 02:07 PM   #12
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Actually the term Live cd is loose conception for knoppix and full linux Mint. They are dvds and do take longer to load than most live cds but as mentioned with more goodies.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 04:19 PM   #13
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a lot of websites requires flashplayer.
it will prompt you if no flash detected for your browser.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 04:35 PM   #14
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Hi,

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Actually the term Live cd is loose conception for knoppix and full linux Mint. They are dvds and do take longer to load than most live cds but as mentioned with more goodies.
Your choice 0f Download Knoppix Live CD or DVD ...


EDIT: First hit on Google. If you want either then http://www.knoppix.net/get.php

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Old 01-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #15
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The difference between cd and dvd

knoppix

I personally could not check these out because I could not find a knoppix mirror with a dvd option and the linux mint mirrors seem to be down now.
 
  


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