Luke Kearney lukek at
Wed Aug 27 20:09:25 PDT 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Seidel, CMC" <jseidel at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 4:24 AM

> 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
> result.
> - 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.
> Thanks...jon

Can you do an FTP install from either an ftp server on your LAN or better
yet from a FBSD mirror close by ?



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