[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Live-demo] Do we want OSGeo-Live on a USB or DVD at FOSS4G?

Bob Basques Bob.Basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Wed Aug 3 07:11:40 PDT 2011


Just a note here about my experience with USB building. 

First I'm a complete newbie to this stuff. 

I managed to build a USB bootable device.  The main reason I was interested in a USB was the devices I was using them on were netbooks without DVD players.  My development machine wasn't the newest hardware though, so getting the USB to boot was a little tricky.  Newer desktop hardware seems to boot from the USB a little easier. 

I'm personally 50/50 on which to distribute them on.  You might just think about doing half of each, and let the participants choose. 


>>> Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:

OSGeo-Live will be handed out to all delegates at FOSS4G 2011 in Denver,
and what I'd like to know is whether we should distribute on a DVD or USB.

In Barcelona, we were unsure whether the USB version would work on most
computers, so we gave USB's to presenters only, who we thought would
likely be forgiving if it didn't work) and we gave DVDs to everyone else.

So my question to the community is:
If you were given an OSGeo-Live DVD at FOSS4G 2010, were you able to
boot from it on your computer (and whatever other computers you may have
at home)?

If you have experience building a bootable USB, I'd also like to hear
from you.
Probably best to reply to myself and/or live-demo at lists.osgeo.org and
avoid swamping the discuss list with traffic.

On 03/08/11 06:26, Peter Batty wrote:
> Do you have a preference between DVD and USB? My laptop doesn't do
> DVDs so I guess I have an inclination for at least having some USBs in
> the mix. Don't know how costs compare though, will research further.

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