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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:17:16 -0500
From:      Antonio Olivares <olivares14031@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 12.1 i386 CD #1 image size not compatible with intended medium standard size
Message-ID:  <CAJ5UdcOh9eOP=zsBbiZsbjp9cJ8BSYRhm9L0cTOqgi-Puc8bRQ@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20200616133753.963639be.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 07:30:00 -0400, Jerry wrote:
>> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:27:28 +0200, Polytropon commented:
>> >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).
>>
>> Are you referring to:
>>
>> 1) FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso
>> or
>> 2) FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso
>
> As mentioned at the end of the message (discussing image file size),
> the file I used was FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso, because the
> system it is intended for is not 64 bit capable, so i386 is what I
> will have to use.
>
> I think the problem here is that 728 MB exceeds the standard that
> says 650 MB and allows 700 MB and, by use of nonstandard tools,
> does not guarantee for anything if you successfully burn 728 MB.
> "Is possible" doesn't imply "will work as expected". :-)
>
>
>
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
> _______________________________________________

I have used cd media < 700 MB iso from mfsbsd

https://mfsbsd.vx.sk/

But they have for amd64, but I believe one can create an i386 variant and
install FreeBSD from it.

Best Regards,



Antonio



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