Can we fit *ubuntu into one CD?

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at
Tue Sep 12 03:27:09 BST 2006

On 9/12/06, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
> > 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,
> > 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.

Yeah, I think the "common apps" approach is really tricky, I myself want
Epiphany be default for Ubuntu.

What if, all those packages be stored in a squashfs filesystem, and mount it
loop for the alternative install process to use those packages.

> - mdz
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