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Re: [opensuse-factory] [status report] openSUSE distribution, week 14
  • From: "Francis Giannaros" <francis@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 17:11:04 +0100
  • Message-id: <94dc34e40804050911o56e3b019nf58c35294a9e01d9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 01/04/2008, Stephan Kulow <coolo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
- we seriously think about dropping the one CD solutions and
concentrate on the installable live CDs + providing a live USB

This would have some implications I would love to have feedback on:
live cds would be i386 and x86_64, the USB stick would be a smaller
system to download as compressed i386 disk image. So I would not put
office and games on it, but rather some rescue tools and e.g.
wireshark. If someone volunteered to create a pattern for that,
it would be excellent.

Games can be taken out, but office seems quite essential (and makes
the distribution appear more complete) -- really wouldn't recommend
taking that out. I take it the Live USB will also be installable?

We should also think about having a [cross-distro] tool to handle the
live USB creation (even if KIWI does work, perhaps we should have
something friendlier?).

If the live system won't start, you think people still want to install?

In some cases.

If so, boot with 3 in the boot prompt and call yast2 live-installer after root
login ;)

Would be good to have an option at the boot prompt, i.e. "Text
Install", that goes straight into that.

In general I totally agree about dropping the 1-CD solutions, so we
can really concentrate on the live CDs.

Kind thoughts,
Francis Giannaros
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