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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:50:28 -0700
From:      David Christensen <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 12.1 i386 CD #1 image size not compatible with intended medium standard size
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On 2020-06-16 12:36, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:27:48 -0700, David Christensen wrote:
>> On 2020-06-16 03:57, Polytropon wrote:
>>> A boot-only solution would not help, and also booting from
>>> DVD or USB is not possible, because it doesn't exist.
>> Do you mean the computer does not have a DVD drive and does not have USB
>> ports?
> Correct. I could probably exchange the CD drive for a DVD drive
> (40 pin ATA interface), but it isn't able to boot from USB; there
> is a PCI card with USB 1.0 ports, but the system cannot boot from
> that resource (CMOS setup says: CDROM,C:,A:). The system also is
> not networked (it _could_ maybe boot via PXE on the NIC, but I
> don't have any PXE server infrastructure set up).

I think it's time for that computer to go to the great data center in 
the sky (or below the Earth)...

But, if you must, what about NetBSD?

Debian 9?


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