[CentOS-mirror] New mirror
Nick at 141networks.com
Fri Oct 23 22:50:37 UTC 2009
Oh, I know.
I'm just saying do away will all the iso's BUT the net-install's.
On 10/23/2009 5:00 PM, Bryan Gartner wrote:
> 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
> network repositories,
>> 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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