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

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Jun 16 19:37:00 UTC 2020

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:27:48 -0700, David Christensen wrote:
> On 2020-06-16 03:57, Polytropon wrote:
> > A boot-only solution would not help, and also booting from
> > DVD or USB is not possible, because it doesn't exist.
> Do you mean the computer does not have a DVD drive and does not have USB 
> ports?

Correct. I could probably exchange the CD drive for a DVD drive
(40 pin ATA interface), but it isn't able to boot from USB; there
is a PCI card with USB 1.0 ports, but the system cannot boot from
that resource (CMOS setup says: CDROM,C:,A:). The system also is
not networked (it _could_ maybe boot via PXE on the NIC, but I
don't have any PXE server infrastructure set up).

So now I learned that the disc1 image is no longer intended for
use with CD media, even though at least the i386 image _can_ be
burned onto CD, even though by exceeding the standard's rules,
it may or may not work...

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