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

Paul Graydon paul at paulgraydon.co.uk
Thu Apr 14 19:06:19 UTC 2011

Sure, I tend to use it too more often than not. I just don't really see 
a big benefit in making the normal install CD use more than one disc.

On 04/14/2011 09:02 AM, Steven Miano wrote:
> 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....
> ~Steven
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Paul Graydon <paul at paulgraydon.co.uk 
> <mailto: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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