On 11/30/2010 12:48 AM, Ned Slider wrote: > 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. Argh.. Indeed, it was misleading. In this case I agree with you , having a fully contained first DVD ( even smaller than the maximum size allowed by the standard !) labeled and able to be used as "server DVD" would fit my needs.