misc/101380: network and upgrading
sanabriamusic at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 4 22:10:16 UTC 2006
>Synopsis: network and upgrading
>Arrival-Date: Fri Aug 04 22:10:12 GMT 2006
>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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