FreeBSD 7.0 on DVD

Ed Schouten ed at
Sat Feb 2 12:55:13 PST 2008

* Ed Schouten <ed at> wrote:
> Lately I need the livefs CD a lot. Unfortunately you cannot install
> FreeBSD by hand anymore, using the livefs disc, because there are no
> installsets on that disk. I don't have a lot of machines with 2 CD-ROM
> drives, which means I often have to copy the install sets from other
> machines.
> It would be great if I had a FreeBSD disk (a DVD) which has the livefs,
> but also the base and kernel install sets.

Also sending this to the list: today I had some spare time, so I decided
to write a simple shellscript which makes me a single FreeBSD CD image
with the livefs and installsets, by omitting the packages (I don't care
about those). I've written a small article about it:

Have fun! :-)

 Ed Schouten <ed at>
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