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July 12th, 2008, 03:15 AM
I am wondering what the difference between CD and DVD is. I have downloaded the Ubuntu 8.04.1 DVD and install it. But I think it is the same as an installation from CD. What's the difference?

July 12th, 2008, 03:26 AM
It has packages that you can directly install from the DVD rather than download them from the source. It might also have the Alternate. I'm not sure.

July 12th, 2008, 03:31 AM
You can pack more onto a DVD, therefore saving bandwidth.

On the Slackware Rim, which still grasps its Floppy disk, 56kb modem days, we have one DVD to install all packages, or five CD-ROMs to install all packages.

July 12th, 2008, 12:22 PM
But I don't know how to use it to install packages. When I add a language, it starts downloading instead of reading the DVD. Shall I edit sources.list manually?

July 12th, 2008, 12:48 PM
System>Administration>Software Sources>Make sure CD is made available.