Debian style net-install ISOs (from FudCON Raleigh)

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Wed Jan 30 01:18:46 UTC 2008

John Reiser wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Chris Adams wrote:
>>> Once upon a time, Michael DeHaan <mdehaan at> said:
>>>> I imagine the bandwidth savings for Fedora could be huge
>>> Doubtful.  That DVD download is usually used more than once, while all
>>> network installs will always download a whole lot of stuff each time.
>> Reasonable proxy behavior would mostly fix that.
> A base + software development install for x86 is about 3GB on disk,
> or 1.5GB on install media.  Many proxies don't cache that much,
> so the savings usually are not so large.

If you do this sort of thing regularly, it is worth configuring a proxy 
to cache large files.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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