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Jon Seidel, CMC jseidel at
Wed Aug 27 12:28:50 PDT 2003

I'm trying to install FreeBSD 5.0 on my Toshiba Portege 7010CT laptop
(Pentium II, 300MHz, 160Meg RAM, 20G HDrive).

4.7 and 4.8 both installed fine, but I was unable to get X to install,
and wanted some of the new features, so figured I'd try 5.0. No luck.

No matter how I try it, I get the message "Unable to transfer the bin
distribution from <media>". The other distributions (doc, etc.)
transfer just fine.  I've tried the following:

- downloaded and burned CDs from ISO images (downloaded twice, burned
twice to make sure not a media problem); also tried 5.1 with the same
- connect via ftp server

I've booted from floppy or from the previously-installed 4.7/4.8
FreeBSD. I'm beginning to wonder if there's some incompatibility that
I don't know about.

Any suggestions? I've just started trying to use FreeBSD.



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