On 29/11/10 21:08, Manuel Wolfshant wrote: > On 11/29/2010 10:57 PM, Ned Slider wrote: >> >> No, giving this some more thought I would just put out a 2 DVD full >> distro set. Disk1 based on the upstream "Server" DVD and Disk2 >> containing everything else (i.e, the upstream "Optional" channel). > I agree so far ... > >> Disk1 would also be your "minimal" disk giving everything that's required to >> do an install meaning people don't need to download Disk2 to install. >> > .. but not here. When people want "minimal" they expect to do that with > a _small_ download. [*] A full DVD does not fit this bill, even if it > can be used for a minimal install, too. > >> The upstream Server DVDs are 2.7 and 3.2GB for x86 and x86-64, respectively. >> > I sincerely doubt that anyone would consider those as "minimal". I am > tempted to say that minimal should fit a definition similar to "grab a > small image -- the smaller the better -- and use it to do an install > which can give you a local root account which can further be used to > install what ever else is needed. And which allows basic network tests > as it is". > Which can be addressed by a minimal CD being discussed in a separate thread. I tried to avoid mentioning that here so as not to cloud the DVD media discussion :-) My use of the quoted term "minimal" was perhaps misleading - I meant it to refer to the fact that Disk1 could be used as a stand alone disk and would not require the "optional" Disk2.