Hello(trouble with magic number)

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat Dec 29 19:48:57 UTC 2018

On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 15:12:52 +0000, Carmel NY wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 15:05:56 +0100, Polytropon stated:
> >Interesting, you didn't mention "Windows" before. Sure,
> >yes, "Windows" doesn't have a native tool to write
> >image files to media. But as I said: You'll have to
> >write the image 1:1, not "open" it and deal with its
> >content.
> I don't think that is correct.
> https://www.lifewire.com/mount-burn-iso-windows-8-10-3506971

I'm not sure this applies here (even though native support
for dealing with ISO images is a fundamental OS feature).

Section procedure 2.2. of The FreeBSD Handbook

1. Obtaining Image Writer for Windows®

   Image Writer for Windows® is a free application that can
   correctly write an image file to a memory stick. Download
   it from https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
   and extract it into a folder.

2. Writing the Image with Image Writer

   Double-click the Win32DiskImager icon to start the program.
   Verify that the drive letter shown under Device is the drive
   with the memory stick. Click the folder icon and select the
   image to be written to the memory stick. Click [ Save ] to
   accept the image file name. Verify that everything is correct,
   and that no folders on the memory stick are open in other
   windows. When everything is ready, click [ Write ] to write
   the image file to the memory stick.

This is where I pointed to.

Nothing there makes me assume that it is needed to access the
image's internals. The article mentions "mount or burn", and
the part "burn" would certainly apply to FreeBSD CD or DVD
images ("OSI images", refering to ISO 9660). However, the USB
image might require a different treatment, as it won't be
written to an optical unit, but to a USB stick, which it is
intended for. The discussion was explictly about USB sticks
and how to access their content, and contained a lot of
misunderstandings, and then it was about VirtualBox virtual
machines networking... ;-)

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