Re: How much free space is on the CDs? Life-Filesystem
On 20 Jun 2000, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> >>>>> " " == J A Bezemer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On 18 Jun 2000, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> >> I'm still working on a Life-Filesystem for Debian ranging from
> >> 20 to 200 Mb of size.
> > Excellent!
> >> I now wonder how much space there is left on the Debian CDs for
> >> such a thing at the moment.
> >> Does anyone have the current sizes at hand?
> > Let's see... the test-cycle-2 i386 Binary-3 CD w/non-US w/o
> > non-free is 508196864 bytes, which leaves roughly 150 MB for
> > "something else". If non-free is included, there is a fourth CD
> > with only ~100 MB on it.
> So I should get my "multiple loopback filesystem" support fixed, so
> that when you have two CDroms (or copy some loopback file somewhere
> else) you can use multiple loopback filesystems.
> That way I could make a root.img, games.img, x.img, web.img and
> whatever is found is mounted and they could be split on the two CDs.
Wow! This sounds _very_ interesting ;-)
> PS: I hope nobody minds using vesa2 framebuffer (slow but compatible)
> and devfs support.
Do you _have_ to use framebuffer? I personally would like it very much if
things would also run on a 386 w/CGA, like "standard Debian" does ;-)
Don't mind about devfs, as long as it "just works".