jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Mar 21 16:56:08 UTC 2007
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> Ok I think I see the point. I will go ahead and burn CDs rather than
> mounting a cd image from windows with a cd emulator... I'll boot up with
> install disc one and go from there.
> Question, What benefit is there to dling and installing CD#2 ( i see multi
> language support, don't need that )
The disc2 Cd contains additional software from what is called Ports
in FreeBSD. It is only useful if you have difficulty with a network
connection. If you have a good network connection, then it would all
be installed over the net. Just make sure when you do the initial
install, you include the ports collection. That is on disc1 and it
installs a framework (skeleton) for the ports system. Then when you
want to install something such as vmware or firefox or apache, etc
you cd to the relevant directory in the ports tree and all you have
to do is a make clean; make; make install; make distclean and it will go
out and get the files and do the necessary builds. You can even combine
all those makes.
> Will my web designers and developers benefit from any additional stuff on CD
> 2 or the VMWARE downloads? I'm just kind of the manager here but I work
> remotely with the technical guys, if they lived down the street I'm sure
> they could come over and tell me what I need hah.
They will benefit from that stuff, but if there is a decent network
connection, it is just as well, maybe better, to get it from the net
as the ports continue to be updated somewhat asynchronously from the OS
> Thanks, and thank you for the help so far.
> On 3/21/07, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at msu.edu> wrote:
> >On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 09:25:34PM -0400, Daniel Molina Wegener wrote:
> >> On Tuesday 20 March 2007 20:33, Drew White wrote:
> >> > Hi NOOB question...
> >> Hi...
> >> > I installed a second hard drive on the
> >> > computer to put FreeBSD on, with windows xp on the other
> >> > drive. Can I dl the software and install it on the other hard
> >> > drive without burning it to cds or using floppy discs?
> >> > Wondering if I can do it from the other drive/operating
> >> > system.
> >> Yes, you can. But you need to install the boot loader on
> >> the first disc. Try using shell from install disc.
> >The problem is, he seems to be asking about doing it without
> >making an install disc. Once he has made the install CD,
> >then he might as well go ahead and do the install with it
> >and not bother with the MS monkey business.
> >> > Thanks, please advise.
> >> >
> >> > Drew
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