This has already been mentioned here:

There hasn't been a change yet it seems.

Do we really need , , , and ?

It seems that is a bit of overkill.

I can understand there is some sort of separation, because of what media the live environment is on, but these could really all be migrated together into one tag. For instance , or into an existing one.

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    live-media probably makes more sense than live-boot.
    – Seth
    Commented Aug 29, 2014 at 15:05
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    I planned sometime ago merge them all into live-environent, which is ultimately what all of them are. Your suggestions are quite poor: live of what? live-boot falls short since they don't only boot, they can be modified, recreated, etc.
    – Braiam
    Commented Aug 30, 2014 at 0:54
  • @Braiam I was just going off the top of my head, and was trying to bring attention to the issue again. Seth's idea for tag name is probably better.
    – No Time
    Commented Aug 30, 2014 at 15:52

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Merge them all into , the tag wiki/excerpt is already written with the correct information about its propose:

Its a kind of boot which directly loads the OS without actually installing it. Its good for trying out and demonstration purposes and for kiosks.

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    Their questions aren't necessarily about the environment though..
    – Seth
    Commented Sep 3, 2014 at 3:56
  • @Seth is not two words with their meanings carried, is just one term with its own meaning. Live environment is a term that encompass all forms of non-installed media that can be booted and used in any supported system.
    – Braiam
    Commented Sep 3, 2014 at 4:01
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    Yes, but sometimes the questions are about the media itself (at least moreso than the environment), which is why I think live-media is a better idea.. Just me though :)
    – Seth
    Commented Sep 3, 2014 at 4:03

I disagree with Seth to create a tag . I think the distinction between a Live USB and a Live CD or DVD is sometimes important...

Also I disagree with Braiam to merge them into . For me, the Live environment is the system booted from a live medium.

My suggestion is to have the following tags:

I don't know what you think, but for me this is the most logical approach I can currently think of.

  • I would think if there was a separation between what the media is loaded on (ex.cd, dvd, usb, hdd, etc.) if there was a problem with the loading of the disk it could go to your live-disk tag, but if there is a problem relating to the disk it can always go into DVD,CD, or USB. Basically the media on which there is a problem does not seem to warrant extra tags. I honestly cannot see this (personally) as a reason to have all these tags, as there could even be live-fdd (if someone really wanted), or live-bluray, etc. it seems integration into less tags would be helpful, even if not as precise.
    – No Time
    Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 1:09
  • You make a good distinction. Live media is too much about the media while live environment is too much about the environment.. Maybe we should have both tags? I'm not really convinced a tag for both CD/DVDs and USB sticks is needed..
    – Seth
    Commented Nov 2, 2014 at 3:58

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