FreeBSD's ISO ReadMe?

Toomas Aas toomas.aas at
Fri Apr 25 03:59:43 PDT 2003

> From:          Kevin Stevens <Kevin_Stevens at>
> On Thursday, Apr 24, 2003, at 22:04 US/Pacific, William C. Testermann 
> wrote:
> > I am seriously considering switching my Slackware gateway, and 
> > workstation over to FreeBSD... I've been wanting to try it for a long 
> > time... I want to test it on this computer I have and want to know 
> > what all ISO's
> >  I should make? 

> This is documented somewhere; I believe the Installation portion of the 
> Handbook.  Anyway, you need disk1 if you're going to do a base install 
> from CD, or you can use mini to boot from CD and install via FTP.  

The Mini-ISO is for more than just booting into FTP install. Actually it
contains everything that disk1 contains except the packages. And who needs
packages anyway, given the ports tree and decent Internet connection :-)

Toomas Aas | toomas.aas at |
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