Images for FreeBSD 13

Steven Friedrich FreeBSD at
Mon Mar 8 16:45:53 UTC 2021

On 3/8/21 3:31 AM, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 4:00 AM Kurt Hackenberg <kh at> wrote:
>> On 2021/03/07 18:51, Steven Friedrich wrote:
>>> It appears FreeBSD-13.0-RC1-amd64-dvd1.iso
>>> <
>>> is too large to burn to disc.
>> Yes, that does look slightly larger than a DVD, even though it shouldn't
>> be. I guess you could write it to a Blu-Ray disc, or use disc1.iso
>> instead, written to a DVD, or write a memstick image to a memory stick.
>> Disc1.iso is supposed to fit on a CD, but it's much too big. I think
>> Polytropon has told us that it's been too big for years. It doesn't
>> include binary packages, so you'd have to install those across the
>> network later.
>> _______________________________________________
> I appreciate all the responses, but you're all missing the point.  I want someone on the core team to trim the contents of dvd1.iso so it DOES fit on a standard, commonly availble DVD+RW media, or stop producing it, or  rename it to dual-layer dvd1.iso.
> This .iso is listed as 4.5 GigaBytes , which is NOT exactly actual size but
> an approximate value for "us" .
> Real size is greater than the listed value . For this reason , it is
> exceeding the size of a single layer DVD being 4.7 GB .
> You may use a  "Double Layer" DVD ( which is 8.5 GB ) for such "big" files
> to burn . You need to check your DVD recorder about its reading/recording
> capability ( whether it is able to read/record double layer DVD or not ) .
> Use of "Double Layer" DVD will be much cheaper than Blue-Ray
> reader/recorder and disks .
> It is very likely that your DVD reader/recorder is able to utilize "Double
> Layer" DVD disks it it is not very old .
> Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
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