This is a discussion on Re: RELEASE discs & ISO images (for future) - FreeBSD ; Vadim Goncharov wrote: > Hi! > > 7.0-RELEASE images came out with FIVE disks - disc 1 to 3 and separate LiveFS > and docs. What do they contain? I can guess that 2 and 3 are pure packages so ...
Vadim Goncharov wrote:
> 7.0-RELEASE images came out with FIVE disks - disc 1 to 3 and separate LiveFS
> and docs. What do they contain? I can guess that 2 and 3 are pure packages so
> I don't need to download them if I want to compile out from ports. And in
> previous releases I had to download the disc1 ONLY as it had LiveFS also -
> a very good improvement since 4.x times where disc2 with only LiveFS, mostly
> useless all the time, took separate disk.
> But now release announcement says that for LiveFS I need TWO disks - both
> disc1 and livefs disk. WHY? Why not to pack they both to a single disc1,
> this was very comfortable.
Well, technically, you don't need both discs. LiveFS CD is bootable.
Regarding to the other question, it was split because, with the
introduction of new userland tools, disc1 grew to a size that did not
fit on one CDROM.
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