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Re: CD and DVD ISO images



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John Summerfield wrote:
| David Boles wrote:
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|> John Summerfield wrote:
|> | Timothy Murphy wrote:
|> |> Ed Landaveri wrote:
|> |>
|> |>> 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.
|> |>
|> |> An alternative is to use the KDE Live CD,
|> |> install that, and use "yum groupinstall"
|> |> to install anything more one wants.
|> |>
|> |
|> |
|> | Neither helps me give a copy to my mate.
|> | Neither helps install sans network; I've just tried Ubuntu jeos and,
|> | despite being on a CD, it wants to download more stuff from the
|> | Internet. Yuck and <plonk>.
|> |
|> | The CD-sized images in a DVD solves problems that other techniques
|> do not.
|> |
|> | Really, the question is, "Why not?"
|>
|> I am not with Fedora and can not answer your "Why not?". But I would
|> guess
|> it is drive space, plus mirror complaints, and no time.  ;-)
|
| If you'd read the whole thread, you'd know disk space isn't an issue.
| There are no separate CD images.


Gee I was referring to the mirrors that are doing this for free. Not your
drive space. Ta' know downloading, storing, keeping duplicate packages,
stuff like that. All for free I said again.


|>
|> The only place that I know of for Fedora CD's is here.
|>
|> Fedora Unity
|> http://spins.fedoraunity.org/
|>
|> This site uses jigdo and (I have not done this but I would bet it would
|> work) jigdo would read *your* DVD, download the updated packages, and
|> make
|> the CD's from the updates and the unchanged packages from your DVD. These
|> CDs, should this work, would be up-to-date as of Dec 18, 2007.
|>
|> I have done a DVD to DVD update and jigdo works quite well.
|
| I've been using (and recommending) Jigdo for years. I don't recall
| seeing official Fedora jigdoes around.


There are no official Fedora CD sets for Fedora 8, that I know of,
available. I would trust the ones from the site I recommended. Did you
actually read the pages?

The jigdo uses *your* already official downloaded Fedora DVD packages and
downloads *official* updated packages from *official* Fedora mirrors to
replace the old ones. And then makes new iso(s). These are not *trust me*
isos by some third party.
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~  David
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