5.2 Help

Dave xtalsinger at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Apr 2 13:37:27 PST 2004

On Fri, 2 Apr 2004 16:20:41 -0500 (EST), you wrote:

>> I just purchased 5.2 FreeBSD.  And with my system i can not boot from
>> the CD.  So i tried to make the floppy image and when i formatted the
>> floppy it is only 1.38MB and i can not place the image on the disk.
>> What should i do.  Is there another way to do this.
>On what system did you do the format?
>If it was on a Microsoft system, is it possible that system files
>were copied to the floppy as part of the format process.  I think
>that is the /s flag, but it has been so long, I may remember wrong.
>Most of those files are "hidden".
>Otherwise, if you formatted it to 1.44MG and nothing else was put
>on the disk, then it must have had bad sectors which were excluded.
>That could happen either on the MS system or on the FreeBSD system.
>If so, just discard that floppy and try another is about all you can do.

No.  You don't "format" the floppy when building the boot disk(s).  You
use the tools supplied to write the raw image file (including the
formatting) to the disk.

See the handbook, section 2.2.7



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