Fedora Live CD unwritable on CDs

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Sep 28 21:36:23 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 17:31 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 23:19:38 +0200
> "Michał Bentkowski" <mr.ecik at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So my question is: why x86_64 and ppc live CDs are greater than CDs?
> > How can users burn them? Are we doing anything to make these images
> > smaller?
> Because they aren't Live "CDs" nor are they advertised as such.
> They're Live Images, to be used on whatever medium will hold them, such
> as USB Keys, virtualization, DVDs, etc..
> Due to ppc and x86_64 being multilib, they have not only larger
> binaries but also compatible arch content and thus they are larger.
> Fitting onto a CD is a continuously losing game.  You only ever
> decrease functionality when trying to fit.  The i386 images (which will
> work on x86_64 hardware) will fit on a CD.

Have we considered not enabling multilib content on the LiveCD?
(presumably, if someone really wanted it, they could get it in the post
install process)


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