5.1 install - kern.flp too big for floppy disk!

Jud judmarc at fastmail.fm
Wed Aug 6 09:31:13 PDT 2003

On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 21:52:26 -0700, "send2bill" <send2bill at juno.com> said:
> my floppy disks are 1.45, but formatted only hold 1.38 meg, so I can't
> create install floppies!
> I can't install from cd because my pc ( a pentium II ) doesn't seem to
> want to boot from cd no matter how often I change the boot order.
> Help!
> thanks!
> Bill

Read the install instructions carefully.  It's my guess you are trying to
copy kern.flp rather than imaging it onto the floppy using fdimage. 
Also, if you are at this stage of things I would suggest you try FreeBSD
4.8 rather than 5.1.


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