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Date:      Mon, 21 Jul 1997 15:00:29 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      Josef Belkovics <belkovic@algernon.osu.cz>
To:        Matt Hillebrand <hill9361@cs.uidaho.edu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: HELP ME!!!! PLEASE
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.970721145505.472A-100000@algernon.osu.cz>
In-Reply-To: <33D0F656.394C@cs.uidaho.edu>

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On Sat, 19 Jul 1997, Matt Hillebrand wrote:

> I have spent way too much time trying to get that boot disk going.
> 
> When I download it, the file is too large for a 1.44 MB Floppy, even
> though your server says that it is 1.440 MB
> 
> > D:\freeBSD>dir
> > 
> >  Volume in drive D has no label
> >  Volume Serial Number is 1AF3-1526
> >  Directory of D:\freeBSD
> > 
> > .              <DIR>        07-19-97  9:57a .
> > ..             <DIR>        07-19-97  9:57a ..
> > BOOT     FLP     1,474,560  07-19-97 10:05a boot.flp
> >          1 file(s)      1,474,560 bytes
> >          2 dir(s)   1,358,233,600 bytes free
> 
> 
> 1.474 MB just won't fit on any floppy of mine. Do I need some sort of
> new super-floppy? All my UNIX-guru friends tell me that I am just
> stupid. :) Perhaps you can be of more assistance?

You can't use copy or something like under dos. Use program rawrite, and 
mainly, _READ_ all README.DOC, INSTALL.DOC etc. on your installation kit. 
Nobody can install fbsd without it. Lately you will need also faq.html or 
faq.doc (ascii), but this file is a bit hidden.

Josef Belkovics



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