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Re: Collapsing DVD and CD torrents into one



Op Za, 18 oktober, 2008 18:18, schreef Kai Engert:
> Stefan Hartsuiker wrote:
>> Op Za, 18 oktober, 2008 01:39, schreef Jesse Keating:
>>
>>> On Sat, 2008-10-18 at 01:04 +0200, Till Maas wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have a probably crazy idea: How about composing the DVD iso using a
>>>> filesystem that contains the CD isos and a bootloader that can use the CD
>>>> isos as installation source? Then a little bit of space of the DVD iso
>>>> would
>>>> be wasted and it would take a little more effort to burn only the CD isos,
>>>> but then only one torrent would be needed and everyone can easily share
>>>> bandwidth with everyone else.
>>>>
>>> Split media installs (which that would result in for even the DVD case)
>>> has some interesting side-effects, that really hurt when trying to add
>>> external repos (particularly of updates) at install time.  I wouldn't
>>> want to force it upon everybody.
>>>
>> Uhm, maybe it's me, but if the system can boot from the dvd, why do you want
>> to install from cd's?
>>
>
> Because not everyone in the world has enough resources to afford recent
> hardware and a DVD drive.
I know and that was not the reason for my confusion :)
What I understood from Till's first sentence above, is that he would like a
dvd that has a bootloader that can use the enclosed cd iso's as an
installation source. This then would imply that it only works if the system
can actually already boot from the dvd? Therefore it seems to me a bit
pointless.

This however does not mean that I am opposed to being able to easily create
the cd images or even have them on the dvd already. I merely do not see the
point of shipping such a dvd as I think he meant.

Regards,
Stefan Hartsuiker


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