RELEASE discs & ISO images (for future)

eculp eculp at
Tue Mar 18 10:45:33 PDT 2008

Quoting Oliver Fromme <olli at>:

> eculp <eculp at> wrote:
>  > Hans Lambermont wrote:
>  > > 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.

Hi Oliver.

Thanks for the suggestions.

> The snapshots don't contain the full set of packages, so
> there is no disc3 (and disc2 is almost empty).
> The "bootonly" disc isn't required at all, it contains
> only sysinstall, but nothing else.  It's for people who
> only need something to boot, but without actual install
> data.  You don't need it to build the DVD.  (All of this
> is explained in the README on the FTP servers.)

I had thought that the README's had the ISO's information but was  
unable to find it,  assuming that it is still there. I may have  
choosen the wrong ftp server or looked in the wrong subdirectory. I  
think it would be very helpful if it still explained what each iso  

Just in case anyone would like to know I checked the following two  
README's where I expected to find the ISO info:

Thanks again,


> If you want to include the livefs, just copy it into
> the directory from which you create the DVD ISO image.
> You don't have to do anything special.
> Best regards
>    Oliver

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