'lo again - downloading 5.0 i-386
judmarc at fastmail.fm
Thu Oct 9 08:02:51 PDT 2003
On Thu, 9 Oct 2003 15:48:09 +0100, wfblabbett <wfblabbett at ntlworld.com>
> hello all at FreeBSD,
> i'm currently downloading
> release 5.0, disc1.iso (i-386)
> despite what i was told about
> that it doesn't support it).
Java as a port in 5.x, but not as a package. In FreeBSD 4.x, you can
install Java from either a port or a package. If you don't know the
difference between ports and packages, don't worry about it.
> Anyway, i hope i can get it to work.
> I chose the i-386 dist because i thought
> that's the one i need but i'm not entirely
> sure....... what does i-386 mmean
i386 means PC CPU architecture, as distinct from PowerPC (Mac), Sparc
(Sun), Alpha (DEC), or others. (IOW, Intel x86 or compatible, such as AMD
It's recommended for various good reasons that folks new to the OS start
with 4.x rather than 5.x.
There is excellent documentation available at the FreeBSD web site
(particularly the online Handbook) and elsewhere, which is very helpful to
read prior to installation.
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