Bug 257347 - Outdated directions to use standard optical media (CDs, DVDs) for installation of FreeBSD
Summary: Outdated directions to use standard optical media (CDs, DVDs) for installatio...
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Website (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
URL: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/sho...
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Reported: 2021-07-23 01:13 UTC by Graham Perrin
Modified: 2021-07-27 17:56 UTC (History)
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Description Graham Perrin 2021-07-23 01:13:15 UTC
Since use of standard DVDs is no longer applicable: the website and documentation should be updated, for users' expectations to be met. 



<https://www.freebsd.org/where/>

"… DVD … sized …"



<https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/handbook/bsdinstall/#bsdinstall-installation-media>

"… size … DVD …" and so on. 



<https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/README.TXT>

"… DVD ISO images …"

<http://ftp-archive.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/> is currently unreachable.

<http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mirrors.html#MIRRORS-CDROM> should be updated; avoid the redirection to <https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/handbook/mirrors/#MIRRORS-CDROM>.

<https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/handbook/mirrors/#MIRRORS-CDROM> does not scroll to the required anchor. Instead, <https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/handbook/mirrors/#mirrors-cdrom>. 



<https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/faq/#where-get> refers to <https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/handbook/#mirrors/>, which does not redirect to the intended chapter. 



<https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/faq/#floppy-download> refers to <https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/handbook/#bsdinstall/>, which does not redirect to the intended chapter. 



Thanks. 

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Beyond the freebsd.org domain, <https://www.freebsdmall.com/cgi-bin/fm/bsddvd13.0?id=dIk3QnYr&mv_pc=85> is OK; "… DVD (double sided) …".
Comment 1 Graham Perrin 2021-07-23 01:27:15 UTC
From <https://forums.FreeBSD.org/threads/81417/>: 

> … Current "disc" images are for 900MB …

– so, also need to update the website and documentation with regard to CDs. 

(The Handbook currently states that -disc1.iso should be burned to a CD; and so on.)

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<https://www.freebsd.org/where/#distribution> refers to <https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/handbook/#mirrors>, which does not redirect to the required chapter. 

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> <http://ftp-archive.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/> is currently unreachable.

It's now reachable.