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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 16:51:22 -0400
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 12.1 i386 CD #1 image size not compatible with intended medium standard size
Message-ID:  <20200616165122.00001914@seibercom.net>
In-Reply-To: <20200616220231.145829f5.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 22:02:31 +0200, Polytropon commented:
>On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:50:28 -0700, David Christensen wrote:
>> On 2020-06-16 12:36, Polytropon wrote: =20
>> > On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:27:48 -0700, David Christensen wrote: =20
>> >> On 2020-06-16 03:57, Polytropon wrote:
>> >> =20
>> >>> A boot-only solution would not help, and also booting from
>> >>> DVD or USB is not possible, because it doesn't exist. =20
>> >>
>> >> Do you mean the computer does not have a DVD drive and does not
>> >> have USB ports? =20
>> >=20
>> > 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). =20
>>=20
>>=20
>> I think it's time for that computer to go to the great data center
>> in the sky (or below the Earth)... =20
>
>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?
>>=20
>> https://cdn.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-9.0/images/NetBSD-9.0-i386.iso
>>=20
>>=20
>> Debian 9?
>>=20
>> https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/9.12.0/i386/iso-cd/debian-9.1=
2.0-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso
>> =20
>
>Might be worth a try, surely interesting.

You still have not explained why you could not just use an external DVD
drive. Amazon is selling them as cheap as $24. If you are really cheap,
you could just use it once and send it back for a refund.

--=20
Jerry

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