misc/101380: network and upgrading

tony sanabriamusic at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 4 22:10:16 UTC 2006

>Number:         101380
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       network and upgrading
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          update
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Aug 04 22:10:12 GMT 2006
>Originator:     tony
>Release:        version 4
Hi, I have a sony vaio that used to run windows me. the system no longer wants to recognize the restoration cd. I am not a microsoft lover so i decided to use something else. my cdrom didnt want to read any of the iso's i downloaded before like ubuntu, dream linux and so forth. i went to the library and found a book tittled "freebsd in 24hrs" with companion cd. my pc read the cd and i was able to install freebsd i believe version 4 or something like that. I am very happy with it but would like to update the freebsd.

I tried to get the freebsd to see the internet connection so that i can update from within freebsd but i havent been able to get it to see the dsl connection that is connected to a linksys router.

I was hoping you can help me either set up the internet connection in freebsd or at least suggest which of the files I should download from this xp machine so that i can burn a cd and upgrade my freebsd machine. i dont know if its alpha, amd or which of the files. and also when i select the one you may suggest do i click iso link, and also..do i burn all the files shown for that option? i.e. bootonly, cd1, cd2, checksum and so forth.

thank you. i hope to hear from you soon. i am very happy that my dead pc is alive again. thank you.



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