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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:57:04 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 12.1 i386 CD #1 image size not compatible with intended medium standard size
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On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 11:51:27 +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:27:28 +0200
> Polytropon <> wrote:
> > Due to a system where I can only boot from CD, I downloaded the
> > FreeBSD 12.1 CD image (disc1.iso). It was not possible to record
> > this in a standard way to a 700 MB (not 650 MB) blank CD medium
> > (here: Platinum 700 MB / 80 min).
> 	That seems to be an oops, disc1 and disc2 were always supposed to
> be for use on CDs. There's always -bootonly but that has to download the
> distribution files which may be a problem - if not that's the way to go for
> now.

The system is not networked, so even my "screen captures"
involved reading, walking, and typing. :-)

A boot-only solution would not help, and also booting from
DVD or USB is not possible, because it doesn't exist.

> > When will FreeBSD supply a CD image file that can actually be
> > used with normal CD media again without requiring a workaround
> > and possibly breaking the result?
> 	Shortly after someone figures out how to and submits an acceptable
> patch - you may be the first to have been inconvenienced by this, it's been
> a long time since I used a CD.

It's surely possible to omit a few of the packages to reduce the
image size. Further software can be installed using the 2nd CD.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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