Installation image size for CD exceeds media size
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Sat Nov 30 19:08:55 UTC 2019
On Sat, 30 Nov 2019 15:46:53 +0100, Tomasz CEDRO wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 10:39 PM Polytropon wrote:
> > Or what is that image supposed to be used for?
> I just guess this may be used on SMALL / MINI DVD+RW disks used in
> camcorders, or small "business card" disk, they have around
> 1.25..1.5GB capacity, I used them quite often because they are pretty
> reliable (can live several years when carried everyday in a backpack),
> smaller in size, rewritable (can use up-to-date contents when it shows
> up on the same disk), and twice capacity of CeDeROM disks..
Never saw those in reality here... :-)
> thus the
> name "disc1" not "cdrom1" I guess..?
No, historically, they were named "discN" for CDs, "bootonly" for
CDs that would only boot, but would not contain lots of packages,
and "memstick" for USB media. This of course was when CDs were the
typical examples for optical media; "dvdN" was added later when
DVDs became widely available. Live system capabilities were moved
into the default content, and therefore usable from USB and DVD.
For comparison, from historical context:
The CDs - "disc1":
Both fit a 650MB / 700MB medium.
The DVDs - "dvd1":
And a timeline / "sizeline":
The trend is the same for amd64 - since 12.0, the images cannot be
used with CDs anymore. I simply cannot imagine that this is a problem
of the OS getting "too big", but rather too many additional packages
on the CD. Wouldn't it be possible to omit some packages to get the
size down to ca. 650MB so you can use CDs again, which was possible
for decades? I don't have to check for older releases because I _know_
that I recorded them to ordinary CDs when they were released.
Well... I went with a DVD installation now, worked as expected.
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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