FreeBSD 7.0 on DVD

Jeff Palmer jeff at
Fri Feb 1 07:26:50 PST 2008

Bachilo Dmitry wrote:
> Good day, everybody.
> As far as I know there will be now 3 installation CDs for FreeBSD 7.0, I 
> wonder, isn't it a time to begin making the FreeBSD installation DVDs. Sinse 
> most people already have this drive anyway, why not make the DVD al least as 
> an option? It would so ease the install process, which now require to change 
> the CDs making the autoinstall impossible.
> What do I understand wrong?
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Personally,  I think the DVD would be a huge waste of resources.  Most 
people only need the bootonly or disk 1.  You are talking about 650 megs 
vs. (possibly) 1.5 gigs.  That is a significant bandwidth difference.  
Some OS's *require* that you download multiple CD's for a typical 
install.. for those projects, DVD media just makes sense.  for freebsd,  
it doesn't.

The above is, of course, my own opinion.


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