FreeBSD 7.0 on DVD

Garrett Cooper yanegomi at
Fri Feb 1 08:13:09 PST 2008

On Feb 1, 2008, at 7:10 AM, Jeff Palmer wrote:

> 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.


If you can get away with the LiveCD, go for it. Only if one has a  
lossy or junk net connection at the site would I think the DVD media  
be a good idea (apart from what's mentioned above).

As suggested by others, scripts which produce DVD images, and hence  
are burnable to DVDs, would be a lot more beneficial to end-users such  
as yourself.


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