On Sunday 22 July 2007 12:21:15 pm Bruno Wolff III wrote: > On Sun, Jul 22, 2007 at 10:56:55 -0600, > > Karl Larsen <k5di zianet com> wrote: > > Rahul Sundaram wrote: > > >Karl Larsen wrote: > > >> Thinking about Ferdora 7 and 8 it appears when 8 is made available > > >>we will need to download another DVD full of software. I want to talk > > >>about a better way. Why must a person building a server get 4.7 GB of > > >>software when he wants just 750 MBytes of it? > > > > > >There is no need to do. There is a network boot option with boot.iso > > >image and there are Live images, both GNOME and KDE spins for x86 is > > >around the size you want. > > > > > >Rahul > > > > As usual Rahul you didn't read what I wrote. You just throw out > > things that have zero to do with concept. > > Rahul seemed to provide reasonable suggestions for the problems you are > asking about. Doing a network install solves the issue of downloading > stuff you don't need. Fedora has Live CD versions that you were asking > about. rahul outlines an excellent option. the network boot.iso is nice! i just used it for the first time (for fedora 7) on several different servers. (why didn't i think of that until now, rh9-fc1-fc6 could have been a lot quicker!) the only thing i *wish* is that it would download things directly from updates, and not the initial release version so you wouldn't have to do a yum update immediately after a network install. but it was way better than downloading tons of cds or an entire dvd for some non-graphical server environs. thanks fedorafolks for that network install option, by the way. -- Anthony - http://messinet.com - http://messinet.com/~amessina/gallery 8F89 5E72 8DF0 BCF0 10BE 9967 92DC 35DC B001 4A4E
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