[Mono-list] Mono on CD

Martin Hinks mhinks at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 06:12:32 EDT 2006

Well, original post stated that he wanted it for all distributions, so
the runtime would have to be packaged for each environment but other
than that it should be doable by Jonathan's method.

On 6/21/06, Jonathan Pryor <jonpryor at vt.edu> wrote:
> 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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