How to creat a FreeBSD installation CD on FreeBSD

everypot

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I want to do a fresh installation. But don't know how to create a FreeBSD installation CD(7.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1). I had a look at the handbook, there are two commands: burncd & cdrecord. Which one should I use? How to make the CD bootable? Thanks a lot.
 

tingo

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Use whichever works for you. Note: cdrecord requires you to kldload atapicam (I don't think it does so automatically) first.
If you burn from one of the official iso images (*.iso file) it is already bootable (note: really old machines might not support the cd boot method used).
 
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