tips needed on iso files

Chuck Hallenbeck chuckh at
Wed Jun 30 14:30:23 EDT 2004

I don't keep the iso's on my HD once I have burned them. But the
expanded contents are sometimes very handy to have there. For
instance, disk3 contains an excellent book called "Slackware
Linux Essentials" or something like that, and there are lots of
FAQ's, README's, and howto's to reference occasionally. Most
important, my system maintains a "locate" database that is
updated once a day, and the "locate" command is a real winner.
With the distribution disks stored on my HD, they are included in
the locate database along with everything else. It occupies about
2.6 GB on one of my two 40 GB disks to keep them there, so that's
not outrageous. I use "pilot" a lot to navigate directory
structures, and to have the entire distro online for navigating
in pilot is also a great plus.


On Wed, 30 Jun 2004, Cheryl Homiak wrote:

> Maybe this is a dumb question, but why keep the contents of the isos on
> your hard drive when you can mount the cdroms anytime and search for and
> get what you want or for that matter could do the same with the iso stored
> on your hard drive--though again that is disk space? I think I'm somehow
> missing the probably obvious point.

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