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Date:      Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:55:14 +0200
From:      "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com>
To:        Lars Eighner <luvbeastie@larseighner.com>
Cc:        Rui Silva <rsilva.pt@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ISO images 
Message-ID:  <201108171255.p7HCtEYU025850@fire.js.berklix.net>
In-Reply-To: Your message "Wed, 17 Aug 2011 05:37:13 CDT." <alpine.BSF.2.00.1108170532370.2915@abbf.6qbyyneqvnyhc.pbz> 

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Lars Eighner wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Aug 2011, Rui Silva wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > I want to install FreeBSD for the first time but I have some doubts regarding 
> > the ISO images.
> >
> > I have downloaded an ISO image (FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso) via 
> > torrent, but soon realised that the packages collection was very poor when 
> > compared to 
> > "ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/8.2-RELEASE/packages/"
> >
> > Is there any complete ISO image that includes all the packages I saw in 
> > "ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/8.2-RELEASE/packages/"? That 
> > would be really nice.
> 
> Of course there is not because no media appropriate to an ISO image could
> contain such an ISO.

Rui, 
in case that's not clear enough, DVD are too Small

Raw media sizes
DVD self burnable media : 4.7 G   http://www.berklix.com/~jhs/txt/cdroms.html
Commercial bulk (film/movie) DVDs : 9 G.
Blu ray, (rare expensive) : [2 x] 25 Gig  
			http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc

ftp protocol does not support command du, so one can't see size of
	ftp://ftp.freebsd.orgpub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-8.2-release/All/

Cheers,
Julian
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