7.1-BETA2 installation from floppies - has anyone tried lately?

Christoph Kukulies kuku at kukulies.org
Thu Nov 6 02:44:17 PST 2008

In the vein of getting a way to install FreeBSD 7.1-BETA2 onto my SATA 
IDE drive (otherwise still running 5.2.1. from IDE drives) I found in 
the seek of other methods to bootstrap myself, that the boot floppy 
hangs after asking for kern1 floppy. Could that be just bad media or 
could it have another cause. In other words: Has anyone tried to boot 
from a 7.1-BETA2 floppy set recently?

Other suggestion of how to bootstrap me from 5.2.1 to 7.1 are welcome:

Doing a cvs-sup ? (Is there still this method of updating FreeBSD? - 
I've been a while off from the front)
Making my SATA drive (/dev/ar0) bootable and putting the contents of the 
distribution into it?

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