Proposal for solving CD Size problems

Scott James Remnant scott at
Wed Sep 27 22:41:05 BST 2006

On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 23:36 +0200, Christian Leber wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 04:12:25PM -0400, Tim Schmidt wrote:
> > > The saving is under 8%, and the performance hit is extremely noticeable
> > > (at least within VMware), it takes almost twice the time to boot.
> > 50Mb is nothing to sneeze at...  Although, it's not 100Mb.  Any idea
> > if the lzma code can be optomized any better than it already is?
> It's more, i compressed the Knot-3 live-cd with lzma:
> -r--r--r--  2 root root 599M 2006-09-15 11:39 /media/cdrom0/casper/filesystem.squashfs
> -rwx------  1 root root 529M 2006-09-27 15:14 mnt.squashlzma
What patches did you use to do this?

It was the knot3 CD I recompressed with the patches at the URL I gave,
and I got significantly different results than you.

Scott James Remnant
scott at
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