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Re: [opensuse-factory] HALLO - ANYBODY OUT THERE? [WAS About the Live CDs (PLEASE READ)]
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:47:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <jrcth9$hil$>
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Carlos E. R.
<robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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On 2012-06-14 00:24, Hans Witvliet wrote:

Discussion was more about 1GB instead of 700 or 800MB...

No, rather between 700 and 1000 MB, as needed.

Allthough i'm in favour of live-images of 1GB there is one risk:
With repair or netboot images the incentive to keep the image small
is obvious. Just like cd 700MB limitation of a cdrom.

Which is why there is also the proposal to also make a small rescue
CD with xfce or another small desktop; the big desktops would have
the needed space, and the people that need a CD would have a CD. And
the people that asked for a rescue system would have it. And the
marketing people could boast about having also xfce (or whatever) as
a desktop. :-)

System Rescue CD pretty much has the rescue CD market nailed down. If
you're just looking to make an openSUSE Rescue CD, IceWM or even
OpenBox is fine - XFCE or even LXDE is overkill. You just need
something that can exercise / test X Windows, unb0rk nine different
flavors of bootloaders, get the network up and running and chroot into
the rescue target. ;-)

I tend to use an openSUSE NET iso or a knoppix iso (usually very old,
but I always seem to have a copy about).

Per Jessen, Zürich (21.5°C)

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