Fedora LiveCD ISOs

Matthew Curry curryml at cis.uab.edu
Fri Aug 3 17:28:25 UTC 2007

Would it truly be a LiveCD (as opposed to LiveDVD) if it doesn't fit on
a CD?  :)  It was that semi-misnomer that made me assume I could burn it
to a CD in the first place.  Of course, I didn't check the size before I
started, and only discovered it when I tried to burn.

The reason this matters is because I was burning the CD for the x64
machine on an older machine with only CD-RW, because the x64 machine has
no operating system...


On Fri, 03 Aug 2007 22:45:21 +0530, "Rahul Sundaram"
<sundaram at fedoraproject.org> said:
> Matthew Curry wrote:
> > I'm sure this has already been called to your attention, but I will
> > email anyway.
> > 
> > It appears that the x86 LiveCD ISOs have been maximized in size so that
> > they can _just_ fit on a standard CD.  However, the x64 ISOs simply
> > contain the same packages with the different arch, but are larger
> > (presumably due to compatibility libraries, binary size, and such). 
> > This makes them too large to fit on a single CD.
> Yes. See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora7/FAQ. They are live images 
> and due to multilib support by default that x86_64 images are larger. 
> The rationale is that x86_64 are likely to be affected if we remove 
> multilib and those systems are likely to be more recent and hence have a 
> DVD drive.
> There has been some recent discussions in fedora-desktop list about 
> changing this.
> Rahul

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