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

Steven Miano mianosm at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 19:02:05 UTC 2011

Are you guys aware of:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD ?

Extremely small and lightweight, not sure if you can install
air-gaped (admittedly I myself have not tested that capability).

If you're doing a custom/unattended/PxE I woudl think that you are going to
be putting together your own ISO/image anyway....


On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Paul Graydon <paul at paulgraydon.co.uk>wrote:

> 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.
> Paul
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