please give me some advice

Simon Barner barner at
Wed May 5 16:39:22 PDT 2004

?? ?? wrote:
>    I am a novice to unix,I am going to install it on my computer ,but I 
> encounter a problem,so I report it to you,and I will be very thankful if 
> you can give me some advice!!!
>    I have installed windows2000 on my computer,I make two boot flopy 
> disks,and copy the files needed for the installation of the freebsd OS to 
> c:\freebsd.but in the process of installation,the system pop up a 
> error:error mounting dev/ad0s1 on /dist: no such file or directory.

From where exactly did you try to install FreeBSD? From a windows 2000
partition? I am afraid, but that won't work, even with boot floppies.

You have two options: Either get a cdrom and install from there, or do a
network installation via ftp. More information is found here:

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