FreeBSD 5 Install Options
1 at bendcable.com
Tue May 20 14:37:57 PDT 2003
If you have an internet connection you might want to look into installing
over the network. It would be much faster then disk's.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Jamer" <ben_jamer7 at yahoo.com>
To: <freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 12:32 PM
Subject: FreeBSD 5 Install Options
> Hello! I haven't gotten the chance to use FreeBSD yet,
> do I figured I would grab an old 486 and install it.
> Now, I just have a few questions before installation.
> First of all, the computer doesn't have a working
> Cd-Rom drive, so I am going to have to use floppies to
> install it, but is it possible to put all the files I
> would need onto the harddrive, and then install
> directly from it, rather than using just floppies? It
> says a bit about this in the handbook and
> install.txt/htm, but I just want to make sure I
> understand before copying files over to the other
> computer for hours. Okay, now the second question,
> which I also found a bit of info on in the handbook,
> but want to make sure I understand before actually
> installing. I have a second harddrive which I want to
> install FreeBSD on, so I just need to make sure to
> have a Primary partition on the second drive, and
> install it there, right? At times in the instructions,
> it says to copy all the files to the C: and install it
> there, but I already have another OS there, and want
> FreeBSD to go on the second harddrive. Sorry for
> asking questions which the instructions probably
> answer, but I just want to make sure I know what I'm
> doing before I install it. Thanks!
> Ben Jamer
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