Image size limit

Erick Brunzell lbsolost at
Sun Aug 9 12:02:59 UTC 2015

On 08/09/2015 04:38 AM, Tim wrote:
> What do people think about increasing the size limits on our ISO's, we currently have a 1GB limit set, but that is pretty arbitrary and was
> mainly intended so the image would fit on 1GB usb key. That seems like a somewhat dated requirement these days, with usb keys much cheaper and
> for the most part probably much bigger than 1GB.
> 15.04 (vivid) images, just broke the limit, but the only way to get them under would have been to remove the kde atk (accessibilty) libs, which
> the debian maintainer is dead set against, so we didnt.
> This cycle we be adding the getting start tour and probably a few other bits, so seems like a hard task to get back under 1GB again. fwiw Ubuntu
> Vanilla was also 1.1GB for vivid.

I see no problem with increasing the image size as absolutely needed. 
The only reason I use the word "absolutely" is because many people have 
monthly download limits.

When it comes to flash drive price I haven't bought anything smaller 
than 8GB in some time because the price is nearly the same as that for a 
4GB drive. A quick Google search shows that 1GB drives are still 
available but nearly the same price as 2GB drives, and for about US 
$1.50 more you can jump up to an 8GB drive.


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