Installation's CDs question...

John Murphy jfm at
Mon Apr 28 06:04:21 PDT 2003

CARTER Anthony <a.carter at> wrote:

>Both CD 1 and 2 contain the OS, although most basic and normal installations 
>can be installed using only CD1. I believe some packages are on the second 
>cd. Also, the miniinst is only for helping fix an installed base system. It 
>is a "system-on-a-disk" if you like.

The mini.iso certainly contains all the necessary for an installation
including compatibility libraries, man pages and documentation.

CD1 includes everything on the mini.iso plus loads of the common packages.
CD2 has a 'live filesystem' and more packages.


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