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Date:      Sat, 16 Oct 1999 13:11:19 EDT
Subject:   Re: freebsd
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Hey Greg,

         Spend some more time through the installation documentation. It's 
the best part of FreeBSD's docs. Check it out at

If you still have problems then try

The instructions here include screen shots.

It's good to read this stuff to make sure you do it right (also buy a copy of 
Greg Leheys "Complete FreeBSD" book). But, just to save you some time right 
now, I'll tell you that boot.flp is a floppy image for a 2.88Mb disk. For 
1.44Mb disks you need to make two disks. Use the fdimage.exe in the tools 
folder and use the images kern.flp and mfsroot.flp to make your disks. Boot 
off the kern.flp and you will be prompted to insert the mfsroot.flp. Also, 
you might consider getting the CDROMs. I paid 29 bucks for mine at Fry's 
Electronics (here in California) and it saved me tons of time in downloading 
and in waiting for slooooowwwww floppys. 
Keep in mind that FreeBSD is a reading-intensive OS. You will do a lot more 
reading to get it to work for you.


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