Bug#612074: debian-cd: provide iso image aligned on usb thumb drive size
as discussed on #debian-cd, now that iso images are hybrid and
installing via usb seems quite common, it'd be nice to have iso images
for usb thumb drives.
For example the first CD is around 650M which fits well on a CD but
not an a 512M thumb drive and means you lose some place on a 1G one.
Same goes for the first DVD which won't fit on a 4G drive and will lose
quite some space on a 8G one (it seems there are 5G drive but it doesn't
seem that frequent).
I guess it might make sense to have images for 1G and 4G size. It'd be
nice to have multi-arch stuff too, for example i386/amd64 CD1 (which might fit on 1G), multi-arch DVD1 (which might fit on 8G).
Anyway you see the point, and I know adding more and more images aren't
viable (not sure if there are current one which can be dropped too).
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-grsec-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages debian-cd depends on:
ii apt 0.8.10.3 Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii bc 1.06.95-2 The GNU bc arbitrary precision cal
ii cpp 4:4.4.5-2 The GNU C preprocessor (cpp)
ii curl 7.21.3-1 Get a file from an HTTP, HTTPS or
ii dctrl-tools [grep-dctrl 2.14.5 Command-line tools to process Debi
ii dpkg-dev 126.96.36.199 Debian package development tools
ii genisoimage 9:1.1.11-1 Creates ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem
ii libcompress-zlib-perl 2.024-1 Transitional dummy package for Com
ii libio-compress-perl [li 2.024-1 bundle of IO::Compress modules
ii lynx 2.8.8dev.8-1 Text-mode WWW Browser (transitiona
ii lynx-cur 2.8.8dev.8-1 Text-mode WWW Browser with NLS sup
ii make 3.81-8 An utility for Directing compilati
ii perl [libdigest-md5-per 5.10.1-17 Larry Wall's Practical Extraction
ii tofrodos 1.7.8.debian.1-2 Converts DOS <-> Unix text files,
Versions of packages debian-cd recommends:
pn hfsutils <none> (no description available)
pn netpbm <none> (no description available)
ii syslinux-common 2:4.02+dfsg-7 collection of boot loaders (common
debian-cd suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information