Re: Proposal for integration of the graphical installer
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On Mon, 15 May 2006 08:55:02 +0100
Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 11:23:52PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > - We'll continue to produce separate cd, mini.iso and hd-media
> > images; creating netboot images seems less obvious because of the
> > size of the initrd.
> A netboot mini.iso would be useful, but for powerpc there's probably
> not a lot of point in other netboot images; most of the machines that
> might be able to use this use yaboot, and we're already running up
> against its TFTP limit with non-GUI images.
> > Including the g-i images on the netinst will mean that it will grow
> > bigger than its current "maximum" size of 110 MB. The 110 MB limit
> > is set mostly to allow installations from a 128 MB USB-stick
> > (hd-media image + netinst iso together must be smaller than the
> > capacity of the USB stick). As we feel it is important to have the
> > graphical installer available on all CD types, we propose to relax
> > the current size limit. This will mean that the default image for
> > USB installations will become 256 MB instead of 128 MB.
> > We'd prefer not let the netinst grow unnecessarily, but relaxing
> > the size limit means that we could also for example include both
> > initramfs-tools and yaird (current netinst images only have one,
> > not both).
Just an observation: We've got a businesscard iso for small cd-r(w)
media, so unless that's being dropped, why not let that do for small
usb media as well?
And that's my crabbing done for the day. Got it out of the way early,
now I have the rest of the afternoon to sniff fragrant tea-roses or
strangle cute bunnies or something. -- Michael Devore
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