get rel 9.0 iso

Fbsd8 fbsd8 at
Fri Sep 9 11:49:03 UTC 2011

"Thomas Mueller <mueller6727" wrote:
> I think dvd1.iso was < 700 MB and would therefore fit on a CD? 
> I just checked, it was < 700 MB:
> Index of
> Up to higher level directory
> 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
> (end of quote)
> 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.
> Tom

The dvd1.iso file is less than 700mb and would fit on a standard cd. But 
the point is you do not install from a .iso file. The .iso file is a 
compressed file and when you uncompress it it's way to large to fit on a 
standard cd but will fit on a dvd. Thats why its named dvd1.iso.

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