On 2016-07-12 11:15, Ngie Cooper (yaneurabeya) wrote:
>> On Jul 12, 2016, at 06:20, Miroslav Lachman <000.f...@quip.cz> wrote:
>> Paweł Tyll wrote on 07/12/2016 01:22:
>>> Those 3 things should shave off about 130MB of the 173MB needed to fit
>>> on  80-min CD-R. But... why this abstract number anyway? Why not 650MB
>>> CD-R?  Why  not  overburnable  800MB  90-min CD-R or even 870MB 99-min
>>> CD-R? :)
>> It is not only about the target media size. The size matters when you need 
>> to boot some recovery media from you desktop on remote server via KVM.
>> And there is one thing I don't understand - why is the bootonly so large? I 
>> remember days when this fits to 50MB and now it is almost 235MB which 
>> renders it almost useless. For recoveries and remote installs I always use 
>> mfsbsd images (about 45MB).
> I wholeheartedly agree.
> It sucks having to transfer more than 50 MB over our work link across a few 
> thousand miles with IPMI remote KVM redirection.
> Thanks,
> -Ngie

With IPMI virtual media, you usually do not transfer the entire image,
only read the blocks used by files that you load. Some IPMI clients
provide stats, usually only about 40mb is read from the bootonly cd.
More if you do things like invoke an editor to write a custom /etc/fstab

Allan Jude

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