Chuck Bacon crtb at cape.com
Mon Jun 8 01:30:16 UTC 2009

I have used burncd to burn both audio and data CDs, the latter almost
always a FreeBSD d{oc,isc{1,2,3}} ; but I was stopped for quite a
while when trying to burn the recent 7.2-RELEASE DVD iso.  After losing
three DVD+R blanks to mistakes, I bought a DVD-R pack, and found I
could burn a DVD using burncd.  HOWEVER, it failed during fixate.
I could boot from it, but the new OS said it couldn't mount root!
Later attempts to mount the DVD from previous 7.1 also failed.

Is there a better tool than burncd?  I resorted to using disc1, which
worked as always, and then copying the packages collection from 
the mounted DVD ISO (note the ISO could be mounted, but not the DVD)
before sysinstall could drive me crazy with its disc{1,2,3} swapping

BTW I have a DSL connection, 768bps, 89.5Bps on a good day.  From
ftp10.freebsd.org it took me about 5 hours to get the DVD, plus another
2+ hours for disc1.  Beh.

Sorry if I'm dissembling.  Just that 7.2 has been more headache than
previous distros like 7.1, 7.0, 6.3 etc.  Mebbe I'll mention some of
the problems - like What is HAL, essential to getting X up?  Solved,
BTW, but no help during sysinstall.

Thanks for FreeBSD!  I've used it as a retired sysadmin since 386BSD.

 	Chuck Bacon -- crtb at cape.com

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