Ubuntu 7.10 CD Content versus DVD Content

Asked by Kendrick Taylor on 2008-02-11

Target PC: Compaq Evo D510 CMT, 2.53GHz P4, 1024KB RAM.
Answers returned from query search here apply to earlier releases of Ubuntu. While this question appears redundant, please bear with me.
Ordered Ubuntu 7.10 CD from Canonical 20 October 2007. Ubuntu 7.10 DVD (added 27 Dec 2007) is available for purchase. CD contains 629MB of files. Typical DVD can hold 8.7GB of files. Logically, the DVD version would contain additional/supplemental files to fill-out the available capacity. Is this the case for v7.10 DVD as it was for earlier DVDs? If true, then a DVD drive purchase is indicated. If not, then not.
Thank you for your reply.

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Best Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

Hello..

According to http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/whichbuntu the difference is :

What's the difference between the Ubuntu CD and DVD?
The CD usually contains only one version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu) and is either the Desktop CD, the Alternate CD, or the Server CD. The DVD contains the entire Main and Restricted repositories, which means it has Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu, allowing you to install any or all four versions without needing an internet connection.

Bhavani Shankar.

Dear Mr. Shankar: Thank you for your fast answer! The link you provided is a great resource, clearly enunciating answers to questions I was going to ask next...
Best regards.

Thanks Bhavani Shankar, that solved my question.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #4

Glad I can help...:)

Aanjhan Ranganathan (aanjhan) said : #5

I think you are wrong here. A Ubuntu DVD does *not* contain all flavours of Ubuntu. It contains the entire _main_ repository of the particular ubuntu flavour only (eg. Ubuntu) whereas the CD contains selected packages from the repos and not *all*.
For eg. Apache web server wont be available on a normal Ubuntu CD. But Server CD will have them and ofcourse the DVD.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #6

Hey aanjhan.. Look at my answer above mate...:)

Aanjhan Ranganathan (aanjhan) said : #7

Hi Bhavani,

This isnt a place for chatting. But please re- read the answer you copied and pasted. Its wrong IMO. The DVD does *not* contain *all* flavours I guess.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #8

Yes of course..
"The CD usually contains only one version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu) and is either the Desktop CD, the Alternate CD, or the Server CD" and ubuntu kubuntu xubuntu edubuntu repos are all the same..
So it allows you to install any or all 4 versions of ubuntu..

Bhavani Shankar.