On Thursday 16 October 2008, Matt Taggart wrote: > 1) should the images be better optimized for media sizes, both the > various optical media but also usb thumb drives? (side note, I bet you > can get surplus small thumb drives for _really_ cheap now, it would be > neat to be able to give away debian on them) This should be possible without any problem. debian-cd can create ISO images of any size if you care to tweak it a bit and you can trivially combine that with the hd-media images. Only gotcha is that hd-media suffers more than other installation methods from the persistent device naming issue. > 2) How are we doing on current image sizes and how they relate to the > physical media sizes? Standard CD images are limited to 680MB while some have a bit higher capacity. But in general all images are filled up to their defined capacity at build time. There is no longer any wasted space. > 3) As Joey suggested, if there is extra room on the i386 netinst could > it contain extra kernels? maybe this has already been solved? I didn't > check. netinst contains 486 and 686 kernel. What others would you want? Also, define "room". A netinst could in theory grow to 680MB, but that would rather defeat its purpose. The used to be 120MB, but with G-I and 686 kernel and other general package growth we're currently at 155MB. > 4) could you make multi-arch businesscards of i386 and amd64? Sure, but they would not be businesscard size... Give the new easybuild.sh script a go and you can do it yourself. > 5) could you make multi-arch mini-CDs of i386/amd64/ppc by combining > their businesscard images? No problem. You'd end up with an image of 135MB (i386/amd64 each ~36MB; powerpc 60MB). Question is does it make sense to distribute them or would they just add to the confusion.
Description: This is a digitally signed message part.