get rel 9.0 iso
mueller6727 at bellsouth.net
Fri Sep 9 11:29:29 UTC 2011
I think dvd1.iso was < 700 MB and would therefore fit on a CD?
I just checked, it was < 700 MB:
Index of ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/
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Name Size Last Modified
File:CHECKSUM.MD5 1 KB 09/01/11 00:00:00
File:CHECKSUM.SHA256 1 KB 09/01/11 00:00:00
File:FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-bootonly.iso 142490 KB 08/31/11 18:45:00
File:FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-dvd1.iso 621926 KB 08/31/11 18:43:00
File:FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-memstick.img 666990 KB 08/31/11 18:46:00
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My computer from July 2001 had CD-RW but no DVD. This was one of the factors pushing me to buy parts for a new computer.
FreeBSD 8.2 slice on old computer is about 12 GB with 1.3 GB free; RAM is 256 MB.
So a better way to upgrade to 9.0 might be to build on the new computer onto a 16 GB USB stick, I wouldn't even need to keep the ports tree or system source on the USB stick. I assume booting a USB stick with Plop would work on the 2001 computer with FreeBSD as it did with NetBSD 4.0.1 and NetBSD-current.
Due to insufficient RAM and insufficient disk space for the bigger packages/ports, I feel like I'm at the end of the line with FreeBSD, NetBSD too, on the 2001 computer; would need to build on my new computer.
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