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Re: netinstall size?

On 04/13/2013 10:19 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
Tony van der Hoff wrote:
On 13/04/13 11:35, agroconsultor wrote:
On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 10:41:03AM +0100, Tony van der Hoff wrote:
On 12/04/13 21:25, agroconsultor0 wrote:


I have seen at http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ that the Wheezy net installer is no more than 175 MB and the cards no more than 50 MB; is this information correct? or there have been changes that are not reflected here?.

The *net* installer contains only sufficient software to get a minimal
system running, which then completes a full installation over the net.

The full install will contain all necessary updates.

yes, but i am looking for a small image, under 210 MB

That's not what you asked!
Ask the right question, and you'll get the right answer.

As a *nix neophyte myself I'll guess he doesn't realize that "... looking for a small image, under 210 MB..." can be read multiple ways:
A. the downloaded image is less than 210 MB.
B. the image as installed to a local drive is less than 210 MB.
C. a functional system occupies less than 210 MB on a local drive.
D. the RAM required to load/run a installation is less than 210 MB.

I would also suggest he give the motivation for asking the question - it would help flag unstated/unrecognized assumptions.

I suppose OP should consider a live CD or a business card CD.

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