Can we fit *ubuntu into one CD?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Sep 12 02:38:07 BST 2006

On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 12:29:59PM +0800, Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> Using Alternative Install method, I think it is possible to fit all of the
> other desktops
> into 1 CD.

I believe this is possible in terms of driving the installer, but I very
much doubt that this would all fit on one CD.

> Using seed files that will be launched upon boot, it's possible to provide
> the common packages amongs calculators, office suites, groupwares.
> The problem is versions of this and that. gcalctool and kcalc, firefox and
> konq,, koffice and goffice, evolution, orages and
> thunderbird. If we can decide what applications goes into those desktops,
> for example, can we say, and Evolution ships with GNOME, KDE
> and XFCE. Here's just an idea.

I don't know what you're talking about here; the existing mechanisms for
package selection are more than sufficient for this.

 - mdz

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