help with making DVD install disc.. 11
noc at hdk5.net
Sun Jan 17 22:31:04 UTC 2016
Ian Smith wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:43:45 -1000, al plant wrote:
> > Aloha and Thanks Ian,
> > My biggest problem is that I only have 2 working FreeBSD Desktops (FreeBSD 8)
> > currently and the DVD CD had to be changed and I cant get either to work with
> > burncd or DVD growisofs.
> > I am going to change the CDR/DVD components to see if I can get one of them
> > to burn a good disc with FreeBSD 11 or even 10.2 .
> > I got Fiber optic service here on island last year and had to change some of
> > my boxes to work with the new network.
> > Maybe I have to wait untill the FreeBSD 11 RELEASE comes out. I get big
> > media and in out errors when I try to create CD or DVD.
> > Any ideas appreciated.
> I used burncd for years for backups and it never let me down but I
> haven't used any optical media for ages, beyond ripping audio CDs.
> Well, 10.3 doesn't look far off, and at least the later RCs should have
> packages for the DVD hopefully, early in March. Unless you specifically
> need some features from 11, 10.3 should be an extended support release,
> and upgrading to 11 from there should be straightforward anyway. I'm
> planning to update my stable/9 system to 10.3 sometime after the dust
> settles .. http://www.freebsd.org/releases/10.3R/schedule.html
> Otherwise, can your boxes boot from USB memsticks? I made a version
> of Darren Pilgrim's dvd1_to_memstick.sh <http://pastebin.com/fzgVaCgW>
> that I've used successfully a few times, if that might be helpful.
> My adaptation was for 8.2-RELEASE, whose makefs had no -o label option
> as used in 9+, so I hardwired its /etc/fstab to boot from /dev/da0a.
> If your boxes are at 8.4 you could check makefs(8) for that option; if
> it was merged to 8. then Darren's script should work for you as is.
> One advantage of that method is that you can have it pause in the middle
> to add/change anything you want to the unpacked dvd1.iso contents before
> proceeding to make the memstick image.
> Of course that's all moot for boxes too old to boot from USB devices ..
> cheers, Ian
I'll look into trying that.
I appreciate your help and ideas.
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