Installing recommends and the CD size

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Aug 14 10:58:08 BST 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 11:19:28PM +0100, (``-_-´´) -- Fernando wrote:
> Cant we just revert to the old solution of 2 CDs? even if not full. It would gives us a maximum of 1.4GiBs, i guess enough for all recommends.
> At least as long as the installer can handle the split CDs.
> Its way less then a DVD (4GiBs) and still accessible to those with only CDRom drives.

This may be an option for the alternate CDs, since they are for special
circumstances anyway.

> The LiveCD experience on the other hand would be something funky, right?

The primary desktop installation (i.e. the desktop CD) is unlikely to ever
require more than one installation medium.

 - mdz

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