critera proposal/discussion:

Philip Rhoades phil at
Sat Jan 12 02:38:25 UTC 2013


On 2013-01-12 05:25, Chris Murphy wrote:
> On Jan 11, 2013, at 5:44 AM, Philip Rhoades <phil at> 
> wrote:
>> ie something small, light and fast to install a minimal system with 
>> sshd (not even X or at least just xdm+twm).  I currently install 
>> (usually) from a Live CD/USB but it would be nice to have something 
>> that didn't need repeated downloading.
> Why not netinst.iso from which you can choose the Minimal package 
> set?
> netinst.iso is ~300MB. I'm not sure how much additional is downloaded
> when choosing the Minimal package set. But in any case you're
> repeatedly downloading something. BFO will download the entire 
> current
> package set every time you use it. The BFO file on the USB stick is
> something like 100KB, maybe.

I am thinking of the situation when I want to install the latest Fedora 
on a VS provider's setup and they don't have the template for that 
version (or Fedora at all!) - it SHOULD be much quicker to upload the 
bfo.iso to their site and do everything else from there but I found it 
much too slow and clunky and I ended up building my own minimal install 
iso (still ~450KB) and uploading that . .


Philip Rhoades

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