Single CD Fedora distro

Luya Tshimbalanga luya at
Fri Oct 21 07:23:32 UTC 2005

You hit the nail about functionality. One of major problem
with many current Live CDs is the lack of other language
versions other than English. 

Pratically, Kadischi project is the way to go because
anyone can  customize their live CD depending
the area users live. 

I too think it is better to keep 4 CDs/1DVD for Fedora
(progressively removing some duplicated packages) and adding
the ability for user to create their own live-cd.

> Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 19:23:23 +0900
> From: Yoshihiro Totaka <romttrom at>
> Subject: Re: Single CD Fedora distro
> To: Discussions on expanding the Fedora user base
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> Joshua Wulf wrote:
> > Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
> >
> >> That's exactly what I'd like to do.
> >>
> >> However, there's two types of CD -- Live CD and Single Install CD.  I'm
> >> happy to solicit the completion of KDE and Gnome Live CDs for Fedora --
> >> but the Single Install CD is another matter.  The more I investigate, the
> >> more it appears as though we've painted ourselves into a corner 
> >> with firstboot; basically, FC4 is *just too big* (allegedly) to 
> >> install happily from one CD.  I'm still trying to get a good 
> >> answer as to why this is.
> >>
> >> --g
> >>
> >>
> >
> > I'll look into it too. If first boot is too big for a single 
> > install CD, then firstboot has to go, because the Holy Grail of 
> > the single install CD must be attained....
> >
> > I'm speculating here because I'm not yet up on the live CD 
> > status, but would a single install disk, while worthy in it's own 
> > right, be a significant launching pad to a live CD?
> >
> Hi, I don't have anything against single install CD, but please keep
> bloated version of fedora alive. Ubuntu is great distribution, but their
> install CD is size-constrained rather than current Fedora's
> functionality-dupilication-constrained, so anything developer thinks
> doesn't feel worthy is not included in install CD. This unfortunately
> result in lack of internationalization and lack of Japanese language
> input. Group of Japanese is creating unofficial version of ubuntu to
> serve the needs. However as a result of this, developers are now
> fragmented  and there seems to be no improvement in Japanese support in
> ubuntu in foreseeable future.
> If fedora is anything but platform for developers and participation,
> please take functionality-oriented install CD way. It really doesn't
> make sense for me, if some functionality is removed from install CD,
> just because it exceeds 640MB.
> If fedora is ever going to create single install CD, please take Konppix
> way, (i.e., 1CD install disk for English speaking audience only and 1DVD
> or 4CDs for standard version) not ubuntu way.
> In the end, I feel like I have something against single install CD. haha.
> Regards,
> Yoshihiro Totaka

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