[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] 3 Questions From A New Sugar User Age 21

Edward Mokurai Cherlin mokurai at sugarlabs.org
Thu Jan 26 18:50:45 EST 2012

On Thu, January 26, 2012 5:07 pm, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> On 27 January 2012 08:55, Thomas C Gilliard <satellit at bendbroadband.com>
> wrote:
>> On 01/26/2012 01:40 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
>>> On 25 January 2012 03:13, Thomas C Gilliard<satellit at bendbroadband.com>
>>>  wrote:
>>>> On 01/24/2012 07:49 AM, Ma Xiaojun wrote:
>>>>> 1. Can I install SoaS to hard disk?
>>>> enter "liveinst" from the sugar-terminal
>>> Is there a reason why this isn't exposed in the GUI? Maybe it can be a
>>> CP applet?
>>> I think this is a valuable feature.
>> Take a look at this new tutorial:
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Creation_Kit/sck/liveinst
>> It is listed here also along with some other tutorials:
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Creation_Kit#F16_Sugar_install_from_a_booted_Live_CD.2FUSB_with_liveinst
> Thanks.
> The problem, however, is that this is not easily discoverable. A
> newcomer shouldn't have to go searching through the wiki to find a way
> to install SoaS.

I have added a link to these instructions on the page
http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Downloads, which is
transcluded on the page http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/
so that it will be easy to find in future. I also added a note about
what computers SoaS runs on, including Intel Macs.

> And using the terminal is not exactly a friendly
> introduction to the platform

But see Introduction to the Command Line (which I helped to write) at


It is, as far as I know, the first and only shell command line manual
for end users who do not plan to become sysadmins, and by far the
friendliest. We had a non-programmer editor make sure that we never
assumed too much, and that we kept to the proper tone and language. I
assembled a glossary of the unavoidable jargon.

> :S
> Cheers,
> Sridhar

Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
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The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.

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