[CentOS-mirror] New mirror
bryan.gartner at hp.com
Fri Oct 23 22:00:36 UTC 2009
On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 08:48:40PM +0000, Nick Olsen wrote:
> I wouldn't mind having just a net-install iso.
5.4 seems to have 'em -- CentOS-5.4-i386-netinstall.iso
Plus there are other solutions out there like LinuxCOE/Instalinux
to quickly generate small boot images and get the distro from
> I'm lucky enough to have a decent connection at home, Atleast for around
> here, of about 30/5
> And my second mirror at work is on symmetrical 100mb fiber. So booting
> from a small iso, and http or ftp'ing all the stuff needed is fast.
> And here at home on gigabit, Net-install is faster then the dvd.
> I've done a base 5.3 install in like 1 minute (once it starts copying).
> On 10/23/2009 3:53 PM, J.H. wrote:
> > Jeff Sheltren wrote:
> >> On Oct 23, 2009, at 10:22 AM, Nick Olsen wrote:
> >>> Never Thought of that....
> >>> I guess your right.
> >>> Don't really see why ISO's shouldn't be carried though.
> >> Disk space.
> >> Some people (I won't name names, *cough* warthog *cough*) might argue
> >> that having ISO images is simply a replication of the packages we're
> >> already carrying on the mirror and that there should be a better way
> >> to handle stuff so that mirrors don't end up with multiple copies of
> >> what is essentially the same data.
> > I'm trying my best to kill those stupid ISO images - I mean I've got
> > boot.kernel.org and I've done several installs / upgrades that way
> > (including Centos I might add!), and as a general goal I want to
> > eliminate as many needs to burn a cd for a task as I can.
> > That said I realize that I'm "not normal" and at best 5 years ahead of
> > the big curve. Many people's internet connections are not as good as
> > mine, and it's only 16mbps down / 2mbps up. Compare that to some of the
> > other places on the planet with 10mbps symetric to 1000mbps symetric and
> > mine pales.
> > I have no real expectation however that we will get rid of the ISOs
> > anytime soon. I would *LOVE* if we could drop the CD ISOs completely
> > from everything, but there's apparently a major backlash every time that
> > happens (Fedora's done it a couple of times now). I'm kinda hoping that
> > with boot.kernel.org and the DVD ISOs we might be able to finally kill
> > the CD ISO itself off and save all of that space and eliminate that from
> > the possible working set of data. Just my $0.02 though.
> > - John 'Warthog9' Hawley
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