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Re: Do we need split media CDs for F12?



On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 00:24 -0500, Matt Domsch wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 01:09:52AM -0400, James Antill wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-06-13 at 08:46 -0500, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > > (Reposting to f-d-l from my blog post last night.
> > > http://domsch.com/blog/?p=85 includes a couple nice graphs to help
> > > illustrate.)

> >  These are believable, but I'd still put money on the fact that more
> > than 2.2% of users use CDs ... one of my machines here is an x86_64 Dell
> > box, about 2 years old. And only has a CD drive.
> >  Now, sure, I normally only burn CD 1 ... and then use an exploded http
> > install for anaconda. So I could probably make DVD only work, but it's
> > much easier to just get the CDs.
> 
> In this case, the netinst.iso (157MB) would suffice, right?  No one is
> proposing removing that.

Actually, your idea is perfect. For almost all cases I can come up with,
the netinst disk is fine (and, incidentally, it's all I use other than
the DVD install images anyway - especially within VMs).

The only counterpoint I came up with was that of folks in parts of the
world who don't have access to modern hardware and don't have broadband.
You might argue they could be supplied with CDs, but that presupposes
that they actually will be, vs. getting Fedora via a Live CD or
something else. I think the latter is far more likely now.

> I'm not saying get rid of all CDs.  Clearly the netinst.iso and
> LiveCDs would remain under any circumstance.

+1

Jon.



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