[Mono-list] Mono on CD

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Wed Jun 21 06:02:29 EDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 10:21 +0100, PFJ wrote:
> > I have searched, unsuccessfully, for information on how to run Mono
> > off of a CD. Is there some information on this somewhere?
> Have a look on the mono website - it lists a live Linux distro with mono
> on it.

I assume he means a Windows-based version of Mono on CD, so that his
users won't have to reboot their computer to use his app. :-)

This was actually discussed a few months ago as (1) being possible, and
(2) actually being done by some people, but I don't recall any actual
details being mentioned.

I imagine all you really would need to do is install Mono + GTK+ + other
dependencies onto your CD (e.g. by installing them to disk, and then
copying the install directories into the same directories on the CD),
and then use drive-relative path names within your autorun.inf file
(e.g. "\mono\bin\mono.exe" instead of "D:\mono\bin\mono.exe").

The program that autorun.inf calls may need to set %PATH% appropriately
so that your bundled DLLs can be found.

 - Jon

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