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Old 12-29-2016, 06:00 AM   #1
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Question Help Me Install Brasero


I feel like a total newbie since I can't get Brasero to install. What is the secret to compiling and installing? I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 from a live usb pen drive without persistent. HELP!! ;-)
 
Old 12-29-2016, 06:19 AM   #2
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The secret to installing is very simple: you need some space for newly installed programs to go into. This means either having a distro installed on a drive or a live usb with persistence. You have neither.

It is actually possible to install Linux to a pen drive just as you can to any other kind of drive. You can then update it normally. If you don't want Ubuntu on your hard drive, that might be the way to go. You can read about the various options at https://www.maketecheasier.com/persi...ll-install-usb.

In any case, you wouldn't normally compile something as standard as Brasero. It's available from the Ubuntu repositories via apt/synaptic.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 09:18 AM   #3
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It is likely that you can install Brasero however it is also likely that it will not stay installed once you power your system off.

A web search will give you lots of instructions from Ubuntu about how to install Brasero. Please consider searching and if you have trouble, then post details as to what is blocking you at attempting your install.

If you do not have enough RAM disk space, then you will not be able to install it successfully.

If you have enough RAM disk space to store the install files and final result, then you will be able to install it successfully.

Note that if you are able to install it while running your live USB, the installation of Brasero will be in RAM only, that is temporary memory, and not written to the USB. Typical live USB installs do not allow for modifications to the live media.

You should describe better what you wish to do and the intended result.

For instance if you wish to install Brasero and have it work forever on your live USB, there may be a possible solution, however I personally doubt this is an easy to attain result.

If you wish to use Brasero once or twice and just with to install it temporarily, also knowing that the install is temporary, then you should explore seeing if you can install it when you have booted to your live version of Ubuntu and determine if you have enough system memory and resources to have the install work, and then further determine if you have enough system memory and resources to burn CD/DVD/USB media.

If you might be better off trying something different such as another method to write a media, or if it will be better to install Ubuntu onto your system, then these are also possible options.

For these reasons I'm asking you to better describe what you wish to do here.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 01:45 PM   #4
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I feel like a total newbie since I can't get Brasero to install. What is the secret to compiling and installing? I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 from a live usb pen drive without persistent. HELP!! ;-)
Maybe I'm missing something here, but Brasero is in the default repositories. There's no need to compile anything or have a persistent install (obviously if your install is not persistent, you'll need to repeat the below each time you boot the pen drive)

Boot the pen drive
Connect to the Internet
Open a terminal
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install brasero

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Old 12-29-2016, 02:40 PM   #5
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I feel like a total newbie since I can't get Brasero to install. What is the secret to compiling and installing? I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 from a live usb pen drive without persistent. HELP!! ;-)
Why do you need to compile the program in question?

Edit: Sorry, I see that the point was made in the post before mine. I ought to read more carefully.

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Old 12-29-2016, 03:23 PM   #6
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It should be in the Ubuntu Software Center.
If not do a Ubuntu Package Search.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/

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what is the secret to compiling and installing?
No secret really just cd to the directory where the pkg is and run:
./configure
make
make install

Like others have said you shouldn't have to install via a tar.bz because it's in the Ubuntu repo's. APT should it install it just fine like IndyGunFreak said.

This will only work on the distribution if it's installed to the HDD.

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Old 12-29-2016, 05:42 PM   #7
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I feel like a total newbie since I can't get Brasero to install.
Hello and welcome to the forum

Also, are you getting any specific error messages? If so, please include them in your next post, in their entirety.

Regards...
 
Old 12-29-2016, 07:30 PM   #8
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Hello and welcome to the forum

Also, are you getting any specific error messages? If so, please include them in your next post, in their entirety.

Regards...
The distribution isn't installed to the HDD so I suspect that OP would see any error messages.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #9
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It should be in the Ubuntu Software Center.
If not do a Ubuntu Package Search.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/



No secret really just cd to the directory where the pkg is and run:
./configure
make
make install

Like others have said you shouldn't have to install via a tar.bz because it's in the Ubuntu repo's. APT should it install it just fine like IndyGunFreak said.

This will only work on the distribution if it's installed to the HDD.
I don't see why it wouldn't install on a Live Install.. unless he is using a very small flash disk. Granted, he'll lose it and whatever he has done when he shuts down, but it should install and run just fine on a live install.

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Old 12-29-2016, 08:21 PM   #10
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I don't see why it wouldn't install on a Live Install.. unless he is using a very small flash disk. Granted, he'll lose it and whatever he has done when he shuts down, but it should install and run just fine on a live install.
Our Moderator pointed out that most live usb installs don't allow for modifications to the live media.
We need to know what size that pen drive is and the results he would like to achieve.

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it should install and run just fine on a live install
Have you had success with installing software on a live usb?
 
Old 12-29-2016, 09:23 PM   #11
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The distribution isn't installed to the HDD so I suspect that OP would see any error messages.
Hi...

He/she would if there were network related issues, perhaps others.

Regards...
 
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:50 PM   #12
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Hi...

He/she would if there were network related issues, perhaps others.

Regards...
True:-

-::-At the moment I don't have a Live distro on a flash drive to test.-::-
 
Old 12-29-2016, 10:51 PM   #13
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Have you had success with installing software on a live usb?
I've never saw a Live CD/USB that did not allow you to install software and have done it tons of times. There's a certain amount of space allowed for installing/removing software, etc.. on a live CD/USB. I've done it on Live CD's as well. I don't think he'd have any issues installing Brasero

When my grandmother somehow had some grub problems, she had a flash drive w/ a live Ubuntu install (that I'd used to install Ubuntu on her machine almost a year earlier).. I talked her through booting the Live USB, downloading and installing the Ubuntu version of Teamviewer, then I used Teamviewer from home and did a grub reinstall on her machine. Rebooted the machine and everything was fine.

Now if she ever boots the Live USB again, Teamviewer won't be there... but you can absolutely install software on a Live USB.

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Old 12-30-2016, 07:17 AM   #14
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I've never saw a Live CD/USB that did not allow you to install software and have done it tons of times
Agreed, done the same myself.

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There's a certain amount of space allowed for installing/removing software, etc.. on a live CD/USB.
No, disagree. See the post above by rtmistler. It's all in RAM. Since Brasero is in the repositories, the OP should be able to install it with no problem as long as there is an internet connection and there is enough RAM. S/he should also be able to use it as long as the hardware does not fail, or there is NO REBOOT.
 
Old 12-30-2016, 07:46 AM   #15
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Agreed, done the same myself.



No, disagree. See the post above by rtmistler. It's all in RAM. Since Brasero is in the repositories, the OP should be able to install it with no problem as long as there is an internet connection and there is enough RAM. S/he should also be able to use it as long as the hardware does not fail, or there is NO REBOOT.
Well, I guess the amount of RAM would be a "certain amount of space". If you fill the RAM, the Live USB will lock up, that was really all I meant (at least that's what happened to me). We are in agreement on the main issue, installing software on a Live USB is quite easy.
 
  


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