Mounting DVD image

Brandon helsley brandon.helsley at
Fri May 29 00:13:29 UTC 2020

I'm trying to boot bhyve from DVD instead of FTP

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From: Chris Hill <chris at>
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:11:23 PM
To: Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley at>
Cc: freebsd-questions at <freebsd-questions at>
Subject: Re: Mounting DVD image

On Thu, 28 May 2020, Brandon helsley wrote:

> I'm attempting to attach a DVD with freebsd iso on it and in the
> handbook it says to use mdconfig and then mount but when I insert DVD
> into disc drive I don't know how to show the DVD title in my
> filesystem and find it's name in order to finish mount. I know it's
> somewhere in the handbook but I'm not sure where.

That mdconfig command allows you to mount the .iso disc image file as if
it were a disk. But it sounds like you have burned an actual physical
DVD, which is a different situation. If you're trying to install FreeBSD
onto this machine, the procedure would be to boot from that DVD and
follow the prompts. If there's anything on this machine you want to
keep, back it up first :^)

Chris Hill               chris at

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