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Date:      Thu, 8 Feb 2001 13:13:54 +1300
From:      "David Simon" <d.simon@prodsoft.co.nz>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Obtaining CD Installation over the Internet
Message-ID:  <000001c09164$14f01790$a71ea8c0@davids3>

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Hi,

I am a long-time Windows user who is interested in learning/using FreeBSD.
I live in New Zealand, and found the local mirror site for the downloads.
While I have used Unix (Solaris) at university a bit, I don't know enough
about what 'bits' I need to do a default install.  I downloaded what I
thought I would need, and burned it to a CD, but the installation wouldn't
work - it was missing some files.  I attempted to download the whole site,
but over my 56K modem that was going to take weeks!!!  Is there a site
(preferable close to NZ or Australia - for performance reasons) that has ISO
CD images (for a default install) to download - i.e. download 2-3 650MB
files, burn them to CD, then install.  This way I don't need to guess what
files I need, and hopefully can get my learning underway.

Thanks in advance,

David Simon,
Soon-to-be FreeBSD User.

P.S.  By 'default install', I mean enough so that I can run a window
manager, web browser, email client and possibly a web server (apache?).




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