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Re: any way to install fc trough the internet ?

On Friday 17 March 2006 02:50, "Jeff Spaleta" <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
> install at the same time, the boot.iso is "small" so i just have it
> sitting on the harddrive ready to be pushed to a new blank cdr if I
> need to do a spur-of-the-moment install at work.  But since I'm not


One thing I have been considering is making boot/rescue CDs with the data in 
question at the end of the disc.  At the above URL I have a graph of 
performance of linear reads of a CD that show the last blocks of the disc as 
being read in half the time that the first blocks are read.  It seems likely 
to me that a CD-ROM with the rescue data being on the last 70M of the disk 
would give better boot times than one with the rescue data on the first 70M 
(this could be significant if you want to install many machines).

Also when reading in a drive that does both CD-ROM and DVD I found a DVD disk 
to be considerably faster.  So if you have some machines to install which all 
have DVD drives then using a DVD-RW for boot.iso will give the best results.

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