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Date:      Fri, 9 Sep 2011 11:29:28 +0000 (GMT)
From:      "Thomas Mueller" <mueller6727@bellsouth.net
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Subject:   Re: get rel 9.0 iso
Message-ID:  <20110909112928.EF05C106566B@hub.freebsd.org>

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I think dvd1.iso was < 700 MB and would therefore fit on a CD? 

I just checked, it was < 700 MB:

Index of ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/

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Name 	Size 	Last Modified
File:CHECKSUM.MD5 	1 KB 	09/01/11 	00:00:00
File:CHECKSUM.SHA256 	1 KB 	09/01/11 	00:00:00
File:FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-bootonly.iso 	142490 KB 	08/31/11 	18:45:00
File:FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-dvd1.iso 	621926 KB 	08/31/11 	18:43:00
File:FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-memstick.img 	666990 KB 	08/31/11 	18:46:00

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My computer from July 2001 had CD-RW but no DVD.  This was one of the factors pushing me to buy parts for a new computer.

FreeBSD 8.2 slice on old computer is about 12 GB with 1.3 GB free; RAM is 256 MB.

So a better way to upgrade to 9.0 might be to build on the new computer onto a 16 GB USB stick, I wouldn't even need to keep the ports tree or system source on the USB stick.  I assume booting a USB stick with Plop would work on the 2001 computer with FreeBSD as it did with NetBSD 4.0.1 and NetBSD-current.

Due to insufficient RAM and insufficient disk space for the bigger packages/ports, I feel like I'm at the end of the line with FreeBSD, NetBSD too, on the 2001 computer; would need to build on my new computer.

Tom




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