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Re: CD and DVD ISO images



If your computer has no DVD drive and you need to do
an installation, do a FTP or NFS install. It'll be
faster & cleaner.


--- Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 yahoo com> wrote:

> 
> --- John Summerfield <debian herakles homelinux org>
> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > The latest Fedora newsletter triggered this.
> Someone
> > was asking about 
> > CD-sized ISO images.
> > 
> > For some time I've wondered whether it might be a
> > Good Thing for distros 
> > to create a bunch of CD-sized ISO images, and then
> > for the DVD-sized ISO 
> > image simply glue the lot into a single ISO image
> > that boots the 
> > installer and installs as usual. I don't see much
> > point to making 
> > different-sized install media that are so
> different.
> > 
> > Anaconda already has to logic to loop-mount ISO
> > images, it just needs to 
> > be applied to the "CDROM" install path.
> > 
> > There would be space advantages to all who host
> the
> > distro; they'd 
> > simply host the DVD images.
> > 
> > Users who want the CD images would download the
> DVD
> > image, loop mount it 
> > on Linux or OS X (I think there's brand-X software
> > for Windows too) and 
> > then extract the ISO images to burn or not.
> > 
> > I'm assuming nobody (Debian users excepted)
> > downloads less than a full 
> > set of images.
> > 
> > Most, but not all, of my too-numerous computers
> have
> > DVD drives, and 
> > right now I'm looking at installing something that
> I
> > downloaded as a DVD 
> > image on a system that hasn't a DVD drive.
> > 
> > What do others think?
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > 
> > Cheers
> > John
> > 
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> 
> Excellent Idea!!!  This has to go to the Fedora
> Packagers/Developers and hope that they can
> implement
> it.  It would benefit many that want the cake and
> eat
> it too.  Kill more birds with one stone only.  The
> documentation still needs to be specific as to how
> to
> take the DVD image and make it into CD sized isos. 
> But this is needed only if they (developers) decide
> to
> go through with this idea.  
> 
> +1 :)
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Antonio 
> 
> 
>      
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