On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 8:41 PM, Fbsd1 <fb...@a1poweruser.com> wrote:
> > Took 3 times longer to download the 8.0-BETA1-i386-memstick.img that to > download the 8.0-BETA1-i386-disc1.iso. I suggest you look into another > method of creating the memstick.img so it downloads faster. dd does no > compression of the data. -rw-r--r-- 1 110 1002 346845184 Jul 16 02:04 8.0-BETA2-i386-disc1.iso -rw-r--r-- 1 110 1002 917391360 Jul 16 02:00 8.0-BETA2-i386-memstick.img Note the filesize. This may be the reason it took 3 times longer. Just a guess. > Using a 8gb memstick as the target to install 8.0 on took 2 times longer > than disc1 cd installing to same 8gb memstick. Might have something to do with the amount of data being written. Again, just a guess. Are you sure it wasn't 3 times longer? > Selected the [STANDARD/KERNEL DEVELOPER] distribution, It completed > successfully, but the new 8.0 8gb memstick was not recognized as bootable. I don't know why that's the case as I am unable to reproduce this problem, but if the memstick.img is <1GB, why are you using an 8GB memstick instead of the 2GB? > Here is a script i have used in the past to convert the disc1.iso to > bootable memstick. Maybe its better to add this script to the place where > 8.0-BETA1-i386-disc1.iso is located in place of the memstick.img. > That way the 3 times larger memstick.img is not needed any more. No. If you took a look at the contents of the memstick, you'd realize it's not just a copy of disc1. It also includes livefs. This is probably why the memstick.img is so much bigger. :D -- randi _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"