RELEASE discs & ISO images (for future)

eculp eculp at
Tue Mar 18 07:40:29 PDT 2008

Quoting Vadim Goncharov <vadim_nuclight at>:

> Hi Hans Lambermont!
> On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:17:41 +0100; Hans Lambermont wrote about 'Re:  
> RELEASE discs & ISO images (for future)':
>>>> Therefore, my opinion is that we should publish a DVD image in the
>>>> future that contains everything we have today on disc{1,2,3} docs
>>>> and livefs CD.  The size of such an DVD would be 1.95 GB for
>>>> 7.0-RELEASE/i386.
>>>> For those who don't want or need packages and docs, a smaller CD
>>>> image with just the install bits (and maybe the fixit FS) could be
>>>> provided, and of course the small "bootonly" image, but nothing
>>>> else.  Providing five or more CD images is rather last century like,
>>>> in my opinion.
>>> Yes, but DVD is still in the future.
>> Why ? I've used Dru's nice blog at
>> (slightly adapted, using mdconfig -d -u /dev/md0) to create my own
>> bootable dvd (of disc[1-3].iso and docs.iso) in only a few minutes time.

I'm somewhat confused as to what the DVD should include and in what  
order.  When I make  a release and include docs which I normally  
don't, I end up with 5 cdrom images that I can't directly relate to  
Dru's article.  The rest seems to be straight forward.

I see that the snapshots are the same:

8.0-CURRENT-200803-i386-bootonly.iso	ISO	36320 KB	03/12/08
8.0-CURRENT-200803-i386-disc1.iso	ISO	408378 KB	03/12/08
8.0-CURRENT-200803-i386-disc2.iso	ISO	364 KB	03/12/08
8.0-CURRENT-200803-i386-docs.iso	ISO	252906 KB	03/12/08
8.0-CURRENT-200803-i386-livefs.iso	ISO	223078 KB	03/12/08

My question is which of these would be recommended to include in the  
DVD and in what order?  Dru doesn't mention the livefs or bootonly and  
has a disc3.  I guess I could download the 7.0 release, mount and  
compare.. . . . . but there must be other clueless folks that wonder  
about this also.



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