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Date:      Wed, 12 May 1999 13:01:20 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu>
To:        Doug Poland <dpoland@execpc.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: FTP Install over LAN problem
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.4.03.9905121300110.23756-100000@resnet.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <000001be988b$e89ef440$7a01140a@egypt>

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On Fri, 7 May 1999, Doug Poland wrote:

> Greetings,
> 
> I'm trying to install 3.1-RELEASE across my home network.  This is what
> I've
> done...
> 
> 	Host:
> 	1. 3.1-RELEASE CD-ROM is mounted on 1.1.1.1 on /cdrom
                                            ^^^^^^^
Umm.... you shouldn't use this.  Use 10.x.x.x or 192.168.x.x.

> 	2. used vipw to add ftp:*:99:99:FTP:/cdrom:/sbin/nologin to /etc/passwd
> 	3. NIC is running on 1.1.1.1
> 	4. linked /cdrom to /var/ftp/pub/FreeBSD/3.1-RELEASE
> 
> 	Client:
> 	1. booted off two floppies
> 	2. choose FTP as media (URL ftp://1.1.1.1/pub/FreeBSD)
> 	3. choose my 3COM 3C509 NIC as interface ( ep0 )
> 	4. Network config as follows:
> 		Host: 1.1.1.1		Domain:	1.1.1
                      ^^^^^^^ this is a real name, not an IP
> 		Gateway: NO			Name Server:
                         ^^ set this to the IP of the remote server
> 		IP Address: 1.1.1.2	Netmask: 255.255.0.0
> 
> The error message I get is:
> 
> 	Couldn't extract the following distributions.  This may
> 	be because they were not available on the installation
> 	media you've choosen:

You must have a name server running as well.  

Doug White                               
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