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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – installing TeX Live offline

We will download a compressed ISO image of TeX Live 2010 with a size of about 1.2 gigabytes. After extraction, we can choose to burn it on DVD or to extract it to our hard disk drive and run the installation from there:

  1. Visit the download area at http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-iso.html.
  2. Download texlive2010.xz. If possible, use a download manager, especially if your Internet connection is not stable.
  3. Extract texlive2010.xz and you will get the file texlive2010.iso. If your archiving program doesn't support the .xz file format, obtain, for instance, the program 7-Zip version 9 or later from http://7zip.org and use it for extraction.
  4. Either burn the ISO file on a DVD using a burning software supporting ...

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