Installing packages when booted from a Live CD

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Installing packages when booted from a Live CD

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I am booting a Dell Open Manage Live CD, which has a variant of Linux on it.

1) I need to install the Wake-on-LAN package 'into memory'.
I am root.
I am told I need to do apt-get install ether-wake but this fails because it seems to be accessing the CD, and the package is not there.
How to get it to install from "the internet"?

2) I need to write debugging information to a file, presumably on a USB Flash drive, and the command I have been given is (in part) tcpdump -w test.pcap
Please could someone tell me what I need to do to enable this file to be written to a UFD?

3) I also have a Fedora 13 Live CD, which boots with liveuser as the username.
This is not root.
How can I change to become root? su --login apparently asks for the root password, but what would that be for a Live CD?

And they said Windows was hard work...!

Thanks!
John Gray

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Re: Installing packages when booted from a Live CD

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Well, I've found out how to do (3), via su -, but (2) is the one I really need!
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Re: Installing packages when booted from a Live CD

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I didn't think that you could install packages when booting from the Live CD. This is really interesting.
However, when I am playing around with a new distribution, I usually use Virtual Box. That allows me to install and then I can delete the files when I am done. I like this approach much better than using a Live CD.
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