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Re: a suggestion

goswin.brederlow@student.uni-tuebingen.de writes:

> tb@MIT.EDU (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> > Jon Pennington <jpennington@atipa.com> writes:
> > 
> > > > I would relish covenient clear instructions on how to make such a
> > > > CDROM.  Right now, we have complete images, and we have floppies, but
> > > > no instructions for making a simple boot-floppies-only CDROM.
> > > 
> > > As would I.  3.5" CD-R media is becoming very easy to come by, not to
> > > mention the fact that they are much faster and more reliable than
> > > floppies.  Ideally, the CD would contain the entire boot floppies tree
> > > for a given platform (i386, PPC, AXP, etc.), but boot with a fairly
> > > generic kernel.  Is this doable with Potato?
> > 
> > I will be trying this out tomorrow.  The plan is to use debian-cd to
> > build a Debian CD with the boot floppies but a totally empty package
> > list.  We will be installing a friend's new PC and he asked me to help
> > him use Debian, and so it's a good thing for us to try.
> > 
> > I will report back on my experiences.
> Try to set the size limit right down to 40 MB (or whatever the CDs can 
> hold). Might even work.

Part of the point of the exercise for me is to minimize download time,
and I'm afraid debian-cd just isn't up to dealing with the world if
there isn't a complete mirror available on local disk.

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