New Programs for Hardy?

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Thu Dec 13 09:01:01 UTC 2007

On Dec 13, 2007 2:51 AM, Michael R. Head <burner at> wrote:

> > So let's use that as a dividing line; let's keep the 32-bit x86 disks
> > as CDs, BUT... let's switch the 64-bit disks to DVDs.
> It's not uncommon for some servers to come with just a CD ROM drive (I
> manage a Dell PowerEdge running 64-bit dapper in such a configuration).
> For example, in its base configuration, the Dell SC440 is still being
> sold with a 48X CD-ROM Drive. These are just the machines on which
> users may wish to install Ubuntu's amd64 architecture.

That is a good point; I was talking about Desktop CDs though.  I note
(e.g. on that
the server has its own 64-bit CD image (ubuntu-7.10-server-amd64.iso)
which is only just over 500 MB and so is in no danger of running out
of space any time soon.

So keep the 64-bit server install as a CD, but transition the 64-bit
desktop edition to DVD.


(sorry for not explicitly clarifying that)

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