duplicate file names in iso - extraction to dos partition for dos install

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Fri Sep 2 05:59:22 PDT 2005

Robert Slade <bsd at bathnetworks.com> writes:

> On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 22:01, andyk wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I searched high and low, to answer my question, now I'm hoping you can help.
> > 
> > I want to do an install of 5.4 from a dos partition.  as I was extracting the files from the iso/archive to the dos partition, I got a lot of seemingly duplicate names, as dos considers "mail" and "Mail" the same.
> > 
> > I renamed all the duplicates with a 2 after them, but I wonder what problems I will have when I try to do the install?
> > 
> > I plan to buy the cd, but wanted to try out freeBSD before buying.
> > 
> > I really appreciate any help - thanks,
> > Andy
> > _______________________________________________
> Installing from a Dos partition is not an option. As you found out Fbsd
> and unix in general does recognise file names of different cases as
> being different files. 

Installing from a DOS partition certainly *is* an option, as described
in the Handbook.  Only the install distributions need to be present on
the DOS partition, not the whole bootable system from the CD.  

> One point though FreeBSD is that it is Free. Why not use the CD to
> produce a floppy disk set and use that to do a ftp install or you could
> copy the CD(s).

That will work.  The directory structure needed on the FTP server is
the same as that needed on a local MS-DOS partition.  An FTP install
from the official FTP servers has always been a good option.

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