FreeBSD 12.1 i386 CD #1 image size not compatible with intended medium standard size

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Jun 16 11:37:56 UTC 2020

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 07:30:00 -0400, Jerry wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:27:28 +0200, Polytropon commented:
> >Due to a system where I can only boot from CD, I downloaded the
> >FreeBSD 12.1 CD image (disc1.iso). It was not possible to record
> >this in a standard way to a 700 MB (not 650 MB) blank CD medium
> >(here: Platinum 700 MB / 80 min).
> Are you referring to:
> 1) FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso
> or
> 2) FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso

As mentioned at the end of the message (discussing image file size),
the file I used was FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso, because the
system it is intended for is not 64 bit capable, so i386 is what I
will have to use.

I think the problem here is that 728 MB exceeds the standard that
says 650 MB and allows 700 MB and, by use of nonstandard tools,
does not guarantee for anything if you successfully burn 728 MB.
"Is possible" doesn't imply "will work as expected". :-)

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