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    Re: DVD is too large (Score: 1)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 17 @ 16:03:32 BST

    > that’s a long download no matter what kinda

    > connection you got

    Yes, but download the 6 cd images and it’s not smaller. A script like the cd-image generation tool could be modified to make dvd images.

    I think size is not a problem apart from the 2Gb file size limit under 2.2, but that could probably be resolved (combine 2 big files for the burn, or use a 2.4 kernel to generate the image).

    I think the main problem is the lack of people with dvd burner and the relative youth of that technology : can a burned dvd be read on any standart dvd drive ? cdroms had major problems to adapt to that.


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    Re: DVD is too large (compression) (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, October 18 @ 14:06:43 BST

    Compression does not work with debian iso’s. I tried to compress the binary-1.iso and I the size is only 5% less. Normal because most of the data are debian packages (who are already compressed).

    Oh how do you call a dvd iso ? I think the name iso is not correct because dvd has an udf filesystem


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    Re: DVD is too large (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, October 19 @ 01:07:46 BST

    Do you think *EVERYONE* is going to be downloading that image? NO! Only people with dvd-r’s are going to, and like others have said, downloading 6 cd’s isnt going to be any less bandwidth intensive then 1 dvd.

    As spock would say, your logic is flawed.

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