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Re: [opensuse-factory] HALLO - ANYBODY OUT THERE? [WAS About the Live CDs (PLEASE READ)]
On 6/13/2012 7:02 PM, 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. ;-)


Ideally you want a suse-specific rescue cd rather than the generic ones so that it knows exactly what yast would ever have done, contains yast itself, makes all the exact correct assumptions about the contents and layout of /etc, contains a kernel and libs that can chroot seamlessly into an installed system of the same version, includes the same versions with the same behavioral quirks as the installed system, so that documentation will be correct. That's why a livecd or install media makes such a good rescue platform even compared to dedicated but generic rescue platforms.

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