Proposal to drop Ubuntu alternate CDs for 12.10

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Thu Aug 30 08:24:39 UTC 2012

On 30 August 2012 09:19, Steve Kowalik <stevenk at> wrote:
> On 30/08/12 13:58, a.grandi at wrote:
>> Is it so difficoult to have both installer on the same CD and let the
>> user choose what he/she wants? In this way you won't have the problem
>> to create a separated.iso to test.
> Indeed, it is. Impossible, in fact. Ubiquity and the live system use a
> compressed filesystem to install (a "squashfs") which takes up a large
> portion of the space on the CD.

The debian-installer has been modified to support a squashfs based
installation & server images have switched to squashfs based ISOs so
it is possible.

This does increase image size, because some things need to be outside
of squashfs.

This reduces the image count & time to build the whole set of images,
but not the amount of testing that needs to be performed as both
installers need to be exercised.



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