Installing free bsd

Pierre-Luc Drouin pldrouin at
Mon Dec 12 21:10:30 UTC 2011

On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 02:36:04PM -0600, Daniel Lewis wrote:
>> Im new to FreeBSD and did a FTP of 8.2 and unzipped to a cd rom. It
>> was an ISO Version. I then FTP the CDROM BOOT file and un zipped it.
>> Unfortunately It wont auto start when i put disk in computer startup.
>> Need support.. Is the windows format on disk causing problems?
> Well, the .iso files you get from the FreeBSD distribution are ISO
> image files that need to be burned directly to a disk.  There is no
> other processing or formatting that may be done.
> I do not know what you mean by 'unzipped to a cd rom'.  I have never
> done anything that sounded like that.
> You should just download the .iso file and burn in to a fresh cd
> and fixate it.  Then boot it.
> ////jerry

Yeah, there is nothing to "unzip". You need to simply burn the ISO
image on a CD/DVD. Once it is burned you should look at the content of
the CD/DVD and you should see the files that are part of the ISO

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