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Re: Fedora 7 - USB Install method - Everything ISO.



On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 23:24 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Naoki (naoki valuecommerce com) said: 
> > DVDs are a pain, they are cumbersome and too small to fit a full OS
> 
> ... then perhaps that the OS is so big is the problem. :)
> 
> More seriously...
> 
> > So would it not make sense to have an "everything" ISO for use on
> > removable USB devices?
> 
> *Shrug*. Wouldn't really make sense for it to be an ISO, from a
> raw FS standpoint. You could have a torrent that just makes
> a directory, even.

ISOs are convenient from a distribution standpoint just to ensure that
things were downloaded correctly[1].  I can see how spending some time
to make the "install from a USB device" a little bit easier could
definitely have advantages.  At the same time, I don't think that the
areas for which DVDs are a problem will be better off with large USB
storage devices.

Jeremy

[1] Also, for ensuring that people don't delete things because "I don't
need that" then leading to install problems.  Not that such a thing ever
happened with hd tree installs :-)


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