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

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Jun 16 19:56:07 UTC 2020

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 20:42:20 +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 21:36:51 +0200
> Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> > 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...
> 	An old memory surfaced, and a quick check reveals that 800MB CDRs
> are still available (there are even 900MB ones). A pack of those may
> solve your problem.

As I mentioned, with overburning enabled, and without any
error during burning, I could fir the image file on a 700 MB
medium, but the problem might be the reader which is not
tolerant enough to fully work with that nonstandard medium
as a result.

And: Yes, I know and _have_ at least one 800 MB blank CD,
which is obvious because I am a living museum. :-)

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