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Date:      Fri, 15 May 2015 15:52:24 -0700
From:      Jeffry Killen <jekillen@prodigy.net>
To:        James Keener <jim@jimkeener.com>
Cc:        Steve Burton <steve@sliderule.demon.co.uk>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Downloaded dvd1.iso and burned to dvd but ?
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On May 15, 2015, at 3:23 PM, James Keener wrote:

> 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.
>
> http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060619181010389
>
> 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!

Thank you, that clarifies a lot.

Minutia can be a pain, but if the car won't start:
Is there gas in the tank?, is the battery charged? Did I turn
the key in the right direction?

JK

> Jim
>
> 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
>> www.freebsd.org/where.html#download.
>> 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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