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Date:      Mon, 8 Mar 2021 11:45:50 -0500
From:      Steven Friedrich <FreeBSD@twc.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Images for FreeBSD 13
Message-ID:  <a9779be2-a2ed-1f3d-5be3-2082b74c7fc2@twc.com>
In-Reply-To: <CAOgwaMtGNPYHmZ_spapfN2nSrndD-1LZZmJL=m+viB8DQRT5yw@mail.gmail.com>
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On 3/8/21 3:31 AM, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 4:00 AM Kurt Hackenberg <kh@panix.com> wrote:
>
>> On 2021/03/07 18:51, Steven Friedrich wrote:
>>
>>> It appears FreeBSD-13.0-RC1-amd64-dvd1.iso
>>> <
>> https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/ISO-IMAGES/13.0/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.
>> _______________________________________________
>>
> I appreciate all the responses, but you're all missing the point.  I want someone on the core team to trim the contents of dvd1.iso so it DOES fit on a standard, commonly availble DVD+RW media, or stop producing it, or  rename it to dual-layer dvd1.iso.
>
>
> 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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