newbie installing from dos partition

kitsune kitbsdlists at
Sat Apr 5 09:06:37 PST 2003

On Sat, 5 Apr 2003 00:59:01 -0800 (PST)
Dino Vliet <dino_vliet at> wrote:

> I want to install freebsd on my notebook and I'm
> planning to do this by making a c:/freebsd map on my
> windows98 partition and copying the files from the ftp
> site to that directory. 
> However, there is one complain. I only can do this by
> using a ftp client which can pass through my firewall.
> Because of that, the files are copied as http request
> to my harddisk.
> All the maps on the ftp server I fetch one by one.
> My question is then, what to do with the packages map?
> Do I have to fetch all the packages or do I just
> simply copy the packages I want to have? But then, how
> about the structure of the ftp server which has to be
> the same on my harddisk. How do I put all the packages
> in the appropriate maps like games, databases, editors
> ...and more do I build the ALL map?
> Hope someone can help me
> Brgds
> Dino

Problem 1: Installation...
Your idea is not workable... 1: FreeBSD, afaik, can not boot from a fat32 partition... 2: even it it could be getting it to work from such a odd place in the fs would not be fun...

Problem 2: FTP...
Get a client that can do passive ftp...

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