kstewart at owt.com
Sun Jun 15 18:29:17 PDT 2003
On Sunday 15 June 2003 05:39 pm, GardianofNight at aol.com wrote:
> im trying to download a copy of unix from the site. i have got to:
> 2.13.1 Creating an installation CDROM
> As part of each release, the FreeBSD project makes available five CDROM
> images (``ISO images''). These images can be written (``burned'') to CDs if
> you have a CD writer, and then used to install FreeBSD. If you have a CD
> writer, and bandwidth is cheap, then this is the easiest way to install
> Download the correct ISO images
> The ISO images for each release can be downloaded from
> ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-arch/version or the closest
> mirror. Substitute arch and version as appropriate.
> That directory will normally contain the following images:
> Table 2-6. FreeBSD ISO image names and meanings
> Filename Contains
> version-mini.iso Everything you need to install FreeBSD.
> version-disc1.iso Everything you need to install FreeBSD, and as many
> additional third party packages as would fit on the
> disc. version-disc2.iso A ``live filesystem'', which is used in conjunction
> with the ``Repair'' facility in sysinstall. A copy of the FreeBSD CVS tree.
> As many additional third party packages as would fit on the disc.
> version-disc3.iso As many additional third party packages as would fit on
> the disc.
> version-disc4.iso As many additional third party packages as would fit on
> the disc.
> i wud like to dl version-disc1.iso but i odnt now which bit to use as a
> substitue for arch or version in the url.
You are the only one that can do the chosing. You know whether you have a i386
(Intel or AMD), alpha, or etc. See
Since you have problems at this point, it is probably safe to suggest that you
deal with only the 4.x version.
For starters, you only need to download the first iso. When you burn it onto a
CD-ROM, you have to use the burn as an image option. All CD burners will do
this. It is just difficult on some of them to find out how. Most of the ones
I am familiar with will put you into the right spot if you double click the
iso from a file manger.
> could you help?
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