Problems installing FreeBSD
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Thu Mar 8 11:16:30 UTC 2007
>Hi, I'm trying to install FreeBSD from
>I downloaded all the files to a folder on my 2nd HD (Primary is C: 80 Gb Windows XP SP2, 2nd external 250 Gb HD has 2 partitons, G: which contains the entire C:drive for backup, and a partition H: for FreeBSD. Anyway, The Boot CD doesn't boot (yes, I changed the BIOS sequence), and the Disk1 and Disk2 won't fit on a CD. I'm new at this, but I do know Windows and DOS inside and out. Question is, what do I do next?
>everytime I try to 'open' the file(s) Roxio CD Creator opens up. Help! Thanks,
It sounds very much like you just haven't written stuff correctly to CD.
1) You only *need* disk 1 and it boots. Disk 2 contains pre-built
packages which you might want. I expect the handbook covers this.
section on FreeBSD 5.X and above).
2) You need to write disk1 using Roxio or Nero or whatever *as an ISO*,
*not* copy it as a file to the CD. The option might say something like
image file instead of ISO. Same for disk2, to a different CD of
course. Roxio opens up when you click on the ISO because an ISO is a
special file format that is basically a "dump" of a CD. Nothing other
than a CD writing program is likely to make much use of it.
Forget the boot CD you don't need it. It is, I believe, used for
network-only installs and using CD1 is easier for a beginner.
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