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Date:      Mon, 8 Mar 2021 11:31:24 +0300
From:      Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <>
To:        Kurt Hackenberg <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: Images for FreeBSD 13
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On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 4:00 AM Kurt Hackenberg <> wrote:

> On 2021/03/07 18:51, Steven Friedrich wrote:
> > It appears FreeBSD-13.0-RC1-amd64-dvd1.iso
> > <
> > is too large to burn to disc.
> Yes, that does look slightly larger than a DVD, even though it shouldn't
> be. I guess you could write it to a Blu-Ray disc, or use disc1.iso
> instead, written to a DVD, or write a memstick image to a memory stick.
> Disc1.iso is supposed to fit on a CD, but it's much too big. I think
> Polytropon has told us that it's been too big for years. It doesn't
> include binary packages, so you'd have to install those across the
> network later.
> _______________________________________________

This .iso is listed as 4.5 GigaBytes , which is NOT exactly actual size but
an approximate value for "us" .
Real size is greater than the listed value . For this reason , it is
exceeding the size of a single layer DVD being 4.7 GB .

You may use a  "Double Layer" DVD ( which is 8.5 GB ) for such "big" files
to burn . You need to check your DVD recorder about its reading/recording
capability ( whether it is able to read/record double layer DVD or not ) .

Use of "Double Layer" DVD will be much cheaper than Blue-Ray
reader/recorder and disks .

It is very likely that your DVD reader/recorder is able to utilize "Double
Layer" DVD disks it it is not very old .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

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