Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Wed, 15 Mar 1995 08:05:31 -0800
From:      pascal@netcom.com (Richard A Childers)
To:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: ... how to install from floppies?
Message-ID:  <199503151605.IAA16435@netcom14.netcom.com>

Next in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help

nefud@tamu.edu (Allan Bailey) asks :


"... I need to install from floppies.  How do I create the necessary
 floppies from the bindist and srcdist files?"


Assuming you are using 1.44 MB 3.5" diskettes, here.

(1)	Format them all. ( Suggest you discard any that do not pass
	format the first time around with a perfect score. This is
	particularly important with respect to the diskettes used as
	boot diskettes ( the *.flp files ).

(2)	Find RAWRITE.EXE utility and download it. Find the "floppies"
	directory and download all files ending in ".FLP". Use the
	RAWRITE utility to write these binary images to floppy disks,
	one per floppy. For example :

	C> RAWRITE .\FLOPPIES\CPIO.FLP A:

(3)	Download the files from a particular set ( bindist, for example )
	and copy them to diskette, in order. ( I believe that one can get
	six files per 1.44 MB diskette and five files per 1.2 MB [ 5.25" ]
	diskette. ) Place the files cksums, cksum.sh and extract.sh on the
	last diskette.

(4)	Repeat step (3) as needed for all other file sets you wish to have
	on diskette.


-- richard


                Help ! I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body !!

   richard childers        san francisco, california        pascal@netcom.com



Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?199503151605.IAA16435>