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Re: Skolelinux / Debian-EDU: Images - too big!

Hi Hans.

On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 02:47:52PM +0200, Hans wrote:

> But I have a wish: Could it be possible, to create two images, one for 
> i386 and one for amd64? The actual one is too big to fit on a standard 
> DVD (multilayer DVD of course will work), but as most people are using 
> normal 4,7GB DVD's, it would be nice, if the big 5,4 GB-ISO would be 
> splittet in two parts (i386 and amd64). So people must not download 
> such a big image, and it will fit on a 4,7GB DVD.

It is proposed to use USB sticks instead of DVDs, 8GB sticks would be 

> What do you think, is this too much work or would that just easy to 
> do?

Besides the additional amount of work it won't be useful: Debian Edu 
still defaults to use 32-bit for the LTSP chroot (to be able to support 
as much old hardware as possible). So in most cases 64-bit packages are 
required for the server side and 32-bit ones for LTSP.

> P.S. Oh, there was a little issue, I could still not verify: An automatic 
> installation to a 120GB harddrive, with the 650MB CD-Rom Image showed, the 
> partition /var is too small (just about 3 MB too small) to fit all the 
> downloaded packages in. So installation crashed.

I'm unable to reproduce it for a default combi server installation 
(profiles 'Main-Server, Workstation, LTSP-Server, KDE). Could you tell 
us more about your installation?

> I used "automatical partitioning". Maybe you might want to recheck this.

Yes. Although there was still space left on /var during my recent test, 
some more space would be good to be on the safe side. 
> However due to my limited bandwith I tried not again, but I will do during the 
> next 2 weeks. You will be informed!

Thank you very much for your report, Hans.


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