FreeBSD 7.0 on DVD
yanegomi at gmail.com
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
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