Query about dragonflybsd LiveCD

John Marino dragonflybsd at marino.st
Tue Jul 7 01:25:04 PDT 2015

On 7/7/2015 10:17 AM, Bret Busby wrote:
> Hello.
> At the web page at
> http://www.dragonflybsd.org/download/
> is stated that the iso for dragonflybsd is a LiveCD, and the image is at
> http://mirror-master.dragonflybsd.org/iso-images/dfly-x86_64-4.2.1_REL.iso.bz2
> which is a bz2 file of about 200MB, which I have downloaded.
> I did not see any instructions for dealing with this file, so, is it a
> self-extracting iso file, such that the bz2 file is to be written to a
> disc, and then the disc with the bz2 file, used for booting, or, is  
> the file required to be extracted to a directory which is then to be
> written to the disc for booting?

It's just compressed with the bz2 algorithm.  bunzip2 will uncompress
it.  It's done this way so you only have to download 200Mb instead of 600Mb.

> Also, with the previous references to the mate GUI, does the iso image
> come with mate incorporated into it, so that a user can boot the
> LiveCD and thence examine the mate GUI?

There is currently no GUI version provided.  This may change in the
future but that's the case right now.


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