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Date:      Fri, 15 May 2015 18:23:43 -0400
From:      James Keener <>
To:        Jeffry Killen <>
Cc:        Steve Burton <>,
Subject:   Re: Downloaded dvd1.iso and burned to dvd but ?
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An iso is a disk image and the contents of the .iso are intended to be
burned to disk (as opposed to the .iso file itself).  The terminology is
overloaded, as it expects you to know that "burning and iso to the disk"
means "burn the contents of the iso to the disk", not the file itself.

That article is a little older, but the instructions should be the
same/similar on how to use the built-in "Disk Utility" program to burn
the iso to a disk.

Best of luck!

On 05/15/2015 06:15 PM, Jeffry Killen wrote:
> On May 15, 2015, at 2:47 PM, James Keener wrote:
>>> The Mac used to burn the CD should be able to see files on it, perhaps?
>> Yes, but _what_ files.  Mostly I wanted to check that there wasn't an
>> .iso on the disk as I've seen people do that before
>> Jim
> This is the verbatim text from the FreeBSD handbook I have a copy of:
> FreeBSD installation files are available at
> Each installation file's name includes the release version of FreeBSD,
> the architecture,
> and the type of file. For example, to install FreeBSD 10.0 on an amd64
> system from a DVD,
> download FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso,
>>>> burn this file to a DVD, and boot the system with the DVD inserted.
> So, yes I did look at the disc on the Mac after burning the .iso to the
> dvd. It has a copy of
> the .iso file on it: I.E FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso
> I take it that that is not supposed to be the case? Have I misunderstood
> something here?
> JK

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