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Re: 2.6 kernels and CDs

On Sun, 18 Apr 2004 21:07:50 -0400
Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote:
> Anyway, maybe it doesn't make sense to combine 2.6 and 2.4 kernels on a
> netinst iso -- these isos are meant to be small and minimal download
> time, and why download a kernel you won't need? Would it be ok to
> produce two sets of businesscard and netinst isos, one with 2.4 and one
> with 2.6?

I was actually looking around at the Woody netinst ISOs, and I was
pleasantly surprised to see that many were split into the different
kernel flavours. It's a lot easier to tell a user to "download this file
and burn it" than it is to tell them to type some particular command at
a prompt; marginally so, but it's still there.

More notable is that it's really apparent which kernel versions/flavours
are available. So I actually think that splitting them into multiple
flavours is a good thing in and of itself, totally aside from any space
constraints :)

(Summary: I'm not a d-i or debian-cd guy, but sure sounds like a good
idea to me.)

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