Re: dual layered DVD's vs single layer etc....
Michael Fothergill wrote:
> Dear Debian people,
> This is a pretty dumb question. But I think it has a little merit. I
> bought myself a new Benq DVD rewriter and stuffed in my box. This one can
> handle dual layered DVDs as well as the single ones.
> I then realised after nosing around in the computer shop that dual layered
> DVDs have a capacity of 8.5GB c.f. the single layered ones of 4.4GB.
> What a genius this guy is I here you say.
> A doubling of storage is what you would expect.
> My point is that whereas the Sarge 3.1 r3 release contains 15 CDs, Etch
> comprises 21 CDs......
> Or 3 DVDs..... But of course these are 3 single layer 4.4 GB DVDs.
> Once Etch comes out and everyones starts to work on Lenny, then maybe it
> could get to thirty CDs or 4 or 5 DVDs.
> Once it gets to that size would dual layered DVD iso images be considered to
> be parked in the repositories?
> Michael Fothergill
I've given up making distrubution disks anyway. Now I just get a USB
disk drive and install a debian mirror on it. No need to burn a new
the updates are released. (Just the network install disk to get a
OS on the computer)