FreeBSD Installation Problems
tlambert2 at mindspring.com
Sat Mar 29 17:38:55 PST 2003
Sukhbinder Singh wrote:
> When I try installing it using the Floppy disk method it gives me a
> different type of error message. This time it gives me an error message
> "unable to transfer the bin distribution from fd0 Do you want to try to
> retrieve it again? Yes No " If I press yes it keeps on showing the same
> error message "unable to transfer the bin distribution from fd0 Do you
> want to try to retrieve it again? Yes No ".
That would probably be because the files you are looking for
are not on fd0. If you want to install those files from
floppy disks, you are going to need a lot more floppies. The
"bin" distribution consists of 174 files of 235K each. Or
40M. See your closest mirror; for example:
Best bet is to burn a CDROM (where did you get your floppy
images, anyway?), and point to the CDROM as the installation
medium. Or do it over the net, after booting from the floppy,
and point to FTP as your installation medium.
BTW: These questions belong on the -questions mailing list
o Crossposting, as you have done, is considered bad ettiquite
o The -hackers mailing list is for discussions of software
engineering issues related to the developement of FreeBSD,
not the software installation issues of end users.
While there are people on -hackers who can probably answer your
questions, they are not interested in listening to them on that
mailing list; if they wanted to be answering end-user questions
not related to source code changes being necessary to fix them,
then they will subscribe to -questions, as well.
Followups to -questions.
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