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Re: Debian DVDs

Media is passť

Seriously, all I want is media big enough to install the
base system.  Once I have networking, I apt-get the rest.
Even media a distribution or two behind is fine, given how
effective apt-get dist-upgrade is (esp. with a small
install).  Sure I get most of my packages from stable but I
generally need to get something from testing or unstable
anyway, and even from stable, I want the stuff with the security 

How odd... when I went shopping yesterday for a replacement
for my trusty old slink cdrom, all I found were 3-cd sets!
All I want is enough to get to networking.

How about the opposite extreme of a release DVD: A release-
agnostic CD that runs right off the CD, lets you enter a
distrib mirror site and your chosen distrib and then runs a 
network-based install of stable, testing or unstable straight 
off the net (via ramdisk perhaps).  

On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 01:23:10PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Eray Ozkural (exa) <erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr> immo vero scripsit
> Hi,
> > I recall having suggested this before, but would not it be convenient to have 
> > the new woody release on bootable DVD-ROM as an alternative distribution 
> > method with the size of Debian sky-rocketing?
> May 2001 issue of UNIX User magazine (Japan) was accompanied with
> Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r3 DVD-Rom.
> It worked nicely.
> I think DVD Rom is nice-to-have.
> However, I doubt woody will fit in one DVD-Rom.
> One binary DVD-Rom, and one source DVD-Rom sounds more like it.
> regards,
> 	junichi
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