[K12OSN] New to K12Linux, Question

murrah boswell otrcomm at isp-systems.net
Sun May 24 21:21:59 UTC 2009


> It might actually be a really cool part of your demo to show them how 
> incredibly easy it is to install mindblowingly full-featured software on 
> your average linux distro.  I don't know if you can install software 
> after booting from the live CD though.  And you'd have to figure out 
> some stuff to talk about while ~150 megs downloads.  But I don't think 
> your average proprietary software guy really gets it - what's out there, 
> freely available, easily installable (one simple command) for linux. 

I have my K12Linux 10 Live on a 4GB usb stick that I built with Fedora LiveUSB Creator. It boots fine, but when I try to install 
openoffice.org-writer from a terminal session, i.e.,

yum install openoffice.org-writer

it finds all the dependencies (24 modules), downloads them and starts installing. However, it hangs at the 21st module, 
openoffice.org-core, locks the system and trashes the yum databases.

I have not been able to recover yum from this and have had to re-burn the usb stick. I have done this three times with the same 
results. Has anybody ever had success with installing openoffice on a live usb stick?

I would love to be able to demonstrate how easy it is to download and install openoffice at my demonstration, but it does not appear 
that I have all the correct pieces.

I have tried the K12Linux 11 Live beta on the usb stick, but it never gets me to the logon prompt. So I can not tell if it would let 
me install openoffice.

Thanks for all your input and encouragement!

Murrah Boswell

> ck
>> Hello all,
>> I am new to K12Linux and download the Live CD. I thought OpenOffice 
>> was part of the distribution for the Live CD, but all I find is 
>> AbiWord. Have I missed something or is OpenOffice part of the full 
>> distribution?
>> Thanks,
>> Murrah Boswell
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