default media size [Was: Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo]

Adam Jackson ajax at
Wed May 9 21:17:15 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-05-09 at 16:07 -0400, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> > I know I've said this before, but: we should break the CD size
> > barrier
> > precisely so people can't burn things to CDs.  If you must burn to
> > optical media, do yourself a favor and burn a DVD, the reduced seek
> > time
> > is entirely worth it.
> I'd like to break CD limit too but we should not forgot there are users
> for which CD is top technology from dreams and we have a lot of these
> users among some countries... For me personally CD is history, even 
> DVD, same 1 GB flash drive. We can afford it. But some people can't 
> and are our users thanks to the ability to get a cheap OS, that can
> run on cheap HW and is still modern.
> The question is - how many people will be affected? Or should we 
> provide some fallback option - stripped down CD media size image? And
> make the bigger one primary one? 

Even if all of your objections are true, and who knows, they might be:
we already do provide alternatives.  The Live media is not the only
install media.

- ajax
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