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Re: Proposal for integration of the graphical installer

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On Mon, 15 May 2006 08:55:02 +0100
Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.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?



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