[Oneiric-Topic] Must we limit ourselves to 1 CD

Paul Graydon paul at paulgraydon.co.uk
Thu Apr 14 18:33:15 UTC 2011

On 04/13/2011 05:04 PM, Pandu Poluan wrote:
> I've been following the discussion on what to include/exclude in the
> Oneiric .iso, and a thought crossed my mind: Must we limit ourselves
> to 1 CD?
> I mean, yes not everyone wants to download a huge DVD .iso, but I
> think downloading a pair of .iso's, 700MB + 100-something MB, wouldn't
> be too much of a burden.
> Of course, that begs a follow-up question: how to script an install
> that needs to have one (or more) disc-swapping in the process.
> (Of course, this issue is moot if the user chooses to download a DVD
> .iso instead, but that's a different topic altogether)
> Rgds,
Yes please, keep it to 1 disc.  Certain other distributions (e.g. SuSE) 
are up to silly numbers of disks, to the stage where installing is a 
pain, involving switching out disc after disc.  To my mind the current 
install capabilities of the Ubuntu disc is just about right.  A good 
spread, but not too many unnecessary packages.  The repository is the 
ideal place to install stuff from, people are then only a) downloading 
just what they need, and b) getting up to date packages.  If the users 
are in a position where they have no or slow internet access but instead 
order discs then there is the DVD ISO that they can use.


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