On Tuesday 16 January 2007 10:08am, Jeremy Katz wrote: > On Tue, 2007-01-16 at 09:42 -0700, Lamont Peterson wrote: > > On Tuesday 16 January 2007 08:36am, Jeremy Katz wrote: > > > 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. I can see how spending some time > > > to make the "install from a USB device" a little bit easier could > > > definitely have advantages. > > > > Agree. But perhaps it's not an ISO, but just a "usb-disk.cpio" that's > > 8GB+ (whatever) in size. That could be downloaded and extracted to > > wherever, be it a USB disk or a file server (NFS, etc.). > > We support having the ISO being accessed over NFS. And you can loopback > mount for HTTP/FTP. In the interest of our mirrors not hunting me down > and killing me, I'd prefer to have as few different copies of the "same" > bits as possible :-) Very good point. So, I'll just keep using the full os/ + updates repo. I think that's the best solution for both network and hard drive installs when people want the full distribution. -- Lamont Peterson <lamont gurulabs com> Senior Instructor Guru Labs, L.C. [ http://www.GuruLabs.com/ ] NOTE: All messages from this email address should be digitally signed with my 0xDC0DD409 GPG key. It is available on the pgp.mit.edu keyserver as well as other keyservers that sync with MIT's.
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