help with making DVD install disc
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Thu Jan 14 06:55:25 UTC 2016
In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 605, Issue 5, Message: 5
On Thu, 07 Jan 2016 10:07:09 -1000 al plant <noc at hdk5.net> wrote:
> Aloha List,
I noticed in the archives that this seemed unanswered ..
> I need to make a .iso dvd 11 to test hardware. How do I locate a i386
> copy like below with a dvd designation instead of disc1 or has
> something changed since I did this a while ago?
> FreeBSD-11.0-CURRENT-i386-20160106-r293245-disc1.iso <https://pub.allbsd.org/FreeBSD/snapshots/ISO-IMAGES/11.0/FreeBSD-11.0-CURRENT-i386-20160106-r293245-disc1.iso>
> I looked at handbook but couldnt find the how to for this. See the
> dvd under releases but I want to test 11 for this email desktop
The package set on the dvds is only rolled just before release time,
when the odds of it being a consistent set are at least reasonable.
I guess you could use 10.2-RELEASE dvd, then upgrade system sources with
svnlite or svnup, though already you need online access to do that. You
_might_ even get away with replacing base.txz and kernel.txz with
CURRENT ones on a re-rolled 10.2 dvd, but I wouldn't bet on it ..
Even with 10.2, there's a dance to be performed to get around bugs in
bsdinstall and/or bsdconfig regarding finding the packages on the dvd;
the procedure required is given in the release notes.
We're not where 1GB memsticks were big anymore, and there are now plenty
of notebooks and tablets without optical drives; I really don't know why
there isn't a (say) 4GB memstick image with what's on the dvd, and room
to even add more packages .. I had a go at that for 9.3 but ran into the
same issues getting pkg pointing to the local packages, before the 10.2
method was documented. Even now, not everyone is always online :)
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