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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 22:02:31 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        David Christensen <dpchrist@holgerdanske.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 12.1 i386 CD #1 image size not compatible with intended medium standard size
Message-ID:  <20200616220231.145829f5.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <1da9bbe1-8524-1389-dd0a-692be3bd8b4d@holgerdanske.com>
References:  <20200616122728.7bd2df41.freebsd@edvax.de> <20200616115127.53797f2bdea77fcbe032b4bf@sohara.org> <20200616125704.76ad3a4d.freebsd@edvax.de> <ad1be45c-bb86-7526-2ff1-62e5987c606f@holgerdanske.com> <20200616213651.ba41c212.freebsd@edvax.de> <1da9bbe1-8524-1389-dd0a-692be3bd8b4d@holgerdanske.com>

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On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:50:28 -0700, David Christensen wrote:
> 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)...

No! Not poor Mr. Coffee! It (he?) was my first FreeBSD PC!
It's still a worthy member of the society and be productive
for good! :-)



> But, if you must, what about NetBSD?
> 
> https://cdn.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-9.0/images/NetBSD-9.0-i386.iso
> 
> 
> Debian 9?
> 
> https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/9.12.0/i386/iso-cd/debian-9.12.0-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso

Might be worth a try, surely interesting.



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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