Image size limit
darkxst at fastmail.fm
Mon Aug 10 05:51:37 UTC 2015
On 10/08/15 07:41, Alfredo Hernández wrote:
> Actually it's quite hard to find 1GB USB Keys (I've personally tried to buy 1GB pen drives precisely to fit LiveUSBs of different distros).
> Having said that, I agree about increasing the limit, but we should always have in mind that not everyone has fast Internet access, so it's
> always good to keep the size as small as humanly possible.
Yes even here many people struggle with download limits and crap internet, and recently netflix congestion. So its not like we will just go and
bloat the image (though it will take a 120MB hit for the next few days until I get the getting-started-docs split sorted!)
> On 9 August 2015 at 07:48, Andrés Muñiz Piniella <a75576 at alumni.tecnun.es <mailto:a75576 at alumni.tecnun.es>> wrote:
> El 9 de agosto de 2015 11:45:49 GMT+01:00, Tim <darkxst at fastmail.fm <mailto:darkxst at fastmail.fm>> escribió:
> >On 09/08/15 19:49, Andrés Muñiz Piniella wrote:
> >> El 9 de agosto de 2015 10:38:39 GMT+01:00, Tim <darkxst at fastmail.fm <mailto:darkxst at fastmail.fm>>
> >>> What do people think about increasing the size limits on our ISO's,
> >>> 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
> >>> a somewhat dated requirement these days, with usb keys much cheaper
> >>> for the most part probably much bigger than 1GB.
> >> Live usb recommend to use at least 2GB size last I checked. The free
> >usb I got in my latest conference was a credit card size 4Gb.
> >We have had the 1GB limit since the very start so 2013 and its not been
> >reviewed since.
> I mean the programs used for liveUSBs.
> >> Would 1.5GB be more than enough? Might be an issue for people using
> >phone networks.also, I'd like some left over space for files and
> >I'm tempted to set actual the limit at that (the one that fires off
> >oversized image warnings), but probably for the forseeable future we
> >keep it under 1.2-1.3GB
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