sysinstall new disc layout in 5.4 RELEASE

Freddie Cash fcash at
Tue May 10 09:53:42 PDT 2005

On May 10, 2005 09:33 am, you wrote:
> El Martes, 10 de Mayo de 2005 18:15, Freddie Cash escribió:
> > On May 10, 2005 02:35 am, bazzoola wrote:
> > > First, thanks for all the people who took the time and effort to
> > > make this happen :)

> > > I just finished downloading the images thru torrents. I burned both
> > > i386 disc one and two then installed 5.4. Everything worked fine as
> > > usual.

> > CD1 is the installation CD.  This includes about 400 MB of
> > pre-compiled packages that can be installed.

> > CD2 is a LiveCD mainly meant for rescue situations via sysinstall's
> > "Fixit" feature.

> Not Any more.  Now Install/LiveCD/Rescue is done by disc1, which include
> also the packages needed by sysinstall.

> disc2 is a collection of aditional packages that, at last in the i386
> case, include the full gnome/kde ports (Not lite).

Well, what do you know, you're right.  Somebody needs to update the 
Handbook, then, because this is not listed in there anywhere.  I had to 
ddig around in the Release Notes for 5.4 to find any mention of this, and 
it wasn't too well highlighted in there.

Even a note in the FTP directory would have helped.

Anyone know what happened to the mini-inst CD?  It was really nice to only 
have to download a 200 MB ISO instead of a 600 MB one, especially since I 
don't use packages for anything.

Freddie Cash
fcash at

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