Originally Posted by LinuxHippy
Before I wipe my drive I want to try the Live 64 Bit cd...by the 1 cd size it appears to be 1/5 or 1/6 the size of a full install. I've already downloaded the 6 cds and the DVD iso. Is there any way to get packages of these if the Live CD installs ok?
All the packages in the installation CD set and DVD are not installed. They are designed to allow you to install a server, different desktops, and various other common packages, but we normally only install around 1/4 of the packages available on the installation CD set or DVD. The Live CD uses a compressed file system so is able to pack in nearly 2GB of data.
I suspect there is a way to use the packages on the CD, but would suggest just doing the Live CD install then running the updates. It's around 353MB of updates (as of yesterday when I installed F11 on my Wife's PC). If you install Presto first it'll be somewhere around 34MB that will need to downloaded to apply all the updates.
If you are not familiar with Presto the end of this page gives a decent rundown: