What is the difference between the Installation Media for FreeBSD 8.0. One is a CD and the other is the DVD...any place where I can find what packages are not present in the CD media that are in the DVD media.
The subsequent install disks for FreeBSD contain 'as many third party packages as would fit on the disk'.
The DVD appears to be the first CD + those packages, bundled together.
It's odd that the 8.0 FreeBSD release doesn't include any additional CD images. The previous releases do.
There's some mention here: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.0R/announce.html
From the page:
This contains everything necessary to install the base FreeBSD operating system, a collection of pre-built packages, and the documentation. It also supports booting into a "livefs" based rescue mode. This should be all you need if you can burn and use DVD-sized media.
This contains the base FreeBSD operating system and the documentation packages for CDROM-sized media. There are no other packages.
Looking back to the release candidate for 8.0, I found the following info:
"ISO images for all supported architectures are available on the FTP sites, and a "memory stick" image is available for amd64/i386 architectures. For amd64/i386 architectures the cdrom and memstick images include the documentation packages this time but no other packages. The DVD image includes a rough pass at what packages will be available on the official release media but is subject to change between now and release."
Since 8.0 was only recently released, it is possible the additional disks will be released soon.
The disks appear to be available already for PowerPC and ia64 builds.
@Billamama: No, X is not part of disc1 for 8.0-RELEASE. I just loopback-mounted the ISO image and the
So if you want to install Xorg during the install process, you will have to download either the DVD version or more CD-ROM images from the "disc*[2-N]*" set.