Installing free bsd

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Dec 12 23:30:06 UTC 2011

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On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 04:26:06PM -0600, Daniel Lewis wrote:

> do direct ftp to disk? And what do you mean by fixate?

No.  You ftp the file down to the local machine and then use a CD burning 
utility to burn file to the CD.   On FreeBSD there is one called 'burncd'.
I am not familiar with the ones on a MS system, but there are several
available.   Maybe someone else will suggest one or there is probably
some information in the handbook.

Fixate is something that finishes writing a terminal record on
the CD image or something like that.  I don't really know in
detail.   I think some burner utilities do it automatically with
no choice.   The burncd utility needs to have you specify it.


> On 12/12/11, 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
> >
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