Tabor Kelly tkelly-freebsd-questions at taborandtashell.net
Tue Dec 14 15:26:32 PST 2004

Jerry Hoover wrote:
> I downloaded all 4 iso's and I have used Nero to burn them to CD
> EXCEPT "5.3-RELEASE-i386-disc2.iso"  The checksums all worked out.
> 5.3-RELEASE-i386-disc2.iso continues to lock up Nero, the others didn't.
> Any ideas?  BTW:  I have downloaded that 1 file twice from 2 differant sites,
> Same results.  Just that 1 file    HELP!

Sounds unrelated to the image itself.

> And what is the differance between bootonly.iso and miniinst.iso?

miniinst.iso is everything in the "base system" without any packages 
(except Perl), but with the ports tree. I am not sure what bootonly.iso 
lacks that miniinst.iso has (almost certainly the ports tree).


If you have broadband, I suggest using the miniinst.iso and either 
installing packages via FTP with /stand/sysinstall or building 
everything from ports. Since you are new at this: don't forget to CVSup 
your ports tree after you install. Also, if I were you, I would install 
portupgrade and always use portupgrade/portinstall instead of manually 
compiling ports.

-Tabor Kelly

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