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Date:      Tue, 21 Mar 2000 23:44:22 -0500
From:      "Crist J. Clark" <cjc@cc942873-a.ewndsr1.nj.home.com>
To:        Christiaan <vision@nol.co.za>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Big problems.
Message-ID:  <20000321234422.H85043@cc942873-a.ewndsr1.nj.home.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001bf93a3$cd7c7020$8ca522c4@securenet>; from vision@nol.co.za on Tue, Mar 21, 2000 at 11:37:27PM +0200
References:  <000001bf93a3$cd7c7020$8ca522c4@securenet>

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On Tue, Mar 21, 2000 at 11:37:27PM +0200, Christiaan wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> I am installing FreeBSD 3.4 but the bootdisks dont work.

How exactly don't they work?

> I have downloaded them from the several biggest FTP sites.
> I am installing FreeBSD 4.0 but the bootdisks dont work.

How exactly don't they work?

> I have downloaded them from the serveral biggest FTP SITES.
> 
> Nothing seems to work...
> When I did a cvsup for FBSD 3.4 to 4.0 it broke my whole box.

Going from 3.4 to 4.0 is quite tricky. You should not be doing it for
the first time on a production machine. It is questionable why you
would be running 4.0 on a production machine at all.

> Its a highly important mail server and its completly and utterly broken.
> I wiped it already in attempt of an reinstall.
> I never ever had problems like this with FBSD 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.

3.4 should be pretty much the same as other 3.x's.

> I am using rawrite.exe to write my bootdisks.

Dunno what that is. But do format the floppies again yourself before
trying again. "Factory formatted" floppies have been known to be
trouble.
-- 
Crist J. Clark                           cjclark@home.com


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