I quit

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Sun Jan 9 18:21:25 PST 2005

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 12:00 pm, Joshua Tinnin wrote:
> On Sunday 09 January 2005 05:28 am, Giorgos Keramidas
> <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
> > On 2005-01-09 16:53, william gatlin <willietheturtle at linuxmail.org>
> wrote:
> > > I have spent at least two weeks of my free time downloading 5.3 and
> > > trying to get it to work.  After figuring out how to get an ISO
> > > image, windows couldn't do it because netscape insisted on
> > > modifying the file, I loaded it and got a lot of error code 1
> > > messages that I never did figure out.  I changed the partitioning
> > > and allowed 1/2 a gig for the root directory and loaded it again.
> >
> > Netscape is acting silly.  Avoid downloading ISO images with it.  The
> > ISO images are available through FTP, so you can use any plain good
> > old FTP client[1] to get a copy of the images.
> >
> > [1] Even the command line "ftp" program that comes with Windows can
> > be used, if you feel like doing so.
> Personally, I think this is easier, especially because it will download
> the file without mangling it, and the commands are very intuitive and
> are common to all ftp servers. GUI ftp clients mostly just enter these
> same commands when you click the buttons.
> If you're using Win, first thing you should do is click on Start, then
> Run, then type in "cmd" (no quotes) and hit enter. The commands will be
> typed in that window. Sorry if this seems rudimentary, but it can't
> hurt to mention these things, especially if you're coming from Win.
> As the Win ftp client is/was (not sure anymore) essentially the freebsd
> ftp client (iirc the UC copyright is still in ftp.exe), you can use
> these commands on either one ("ftp>" and "%" are prompts and shouldn't
> be typed):
> % ftp ftp4.freebsd.org
> (this is a mirror close to me)
> You have to log in anonymously:
> Name (ftp4.freebsd.org:yourmachine): anonymous
> Password:
> (just hit enter)
> Then we should change directories remotely and locally, so we are
> downloading from the right place into the right place:
> ftp> cd /pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/5.3
> ftp> lcd /path/to/download/dir
> (change the path in the second command to be your local download
> directory - in Win you might have to use backslashes to refer to a
> local path, such as
> C:\path\to\download\dir , but it's been a while)
> Now, download the two main install ISOs:

On a MS system you'll probably need to set the file mode to prevent
\n being translated to \r\n. It can be quite frustarating to realise
this only after hours of download :-

ftp> binary

> ftp> get 5.3-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso
> ftp> get 5.3-RELEASE-i386-disc2.iso
> And, if you want:
> ftp> get 5.3-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso
> ftp> get 5.3-RELEASE-i386-miniinst.iso
> When it's all done downloading, type:
> ftp> bye


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