I wanted to install the lxde desktop environment from the Fedora spin live CD on my virtual machine. Initially I tried to set up the local repo. YUM is able to find the local repo but it's not able to find the package lxde.

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Unsure if I did the setup wrong or I am not suppose to install RPM packages from a live CD. It occurred to me that I might need to extract the packages from the live CD instead, can anyone please confirm if it's right to use YUM to install from the live CD or I need to extract the RPM packages from the live CD.

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You can install packages using the built-in installer while using live media. Yum is now deprecated so go with dnf. Try

su -c 'dnf group install lxde-desktop'
  • Unfortunately it's not able to find the package Warning: Group 'lxde-desktop' does not exist
    – LjinKazama
    Nov 25, 2015 at 7:07
  • just had a look at the content of the iso file, there appears to be no packages folder, could that be that reason?
    – LjinKazama
    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:39
  • There are no packages on a live cd. A live cd is one big compressed image of the author´s OS install. However you can install the live cd to a hard disk, or usb, and rebuild a package with rpmrebuild rpmrebuild.sourceforge.net ... Nov 25, 2015 at 15:48

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