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Date:      Mon, 30 Mar 1998 16:20:18 +0100
From:      John <>
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   install from an iso9000 cdrom on a win95 machine to laptop via parallel cable
Message-ID:  <$3YlpCAyg7H1Ewg$>

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I have a win95 box, which for reasons I cannot go into, must remain a
win95box. I have the freebsd installation cd (1 out of the 4cd set).
I want to install freebsd 2.2.5 native on my laptop.

The win95 machine has the cdrom drive. I have a parallel<>parallel port
cable linking the two machines. The host machine with the cdrom in it is
called i-zone. All m$oft compatible protocols are enabled with this
identity on the host machine (that is tcp/ip, which I think is required
for the laptop to see the cdrom drive through nfs) ipx/spx (without
which direct cable connection doesn't work) and netbeui (links with
ipx/spx). The laptop thinks it is called i-zonelap. When the laptop was
running win95, it called the cdrom D. i-zone calls the cdrom F. I then
start direct cable connection listening on the parallel interface. I
have set this up so that no passwords are required.

Booting boot.flp all goes smoothly until I configure the media to
install from. I set netconfig on the laptop so that the machine name is
i-zonelap, with no other parameters. It warns me that I will not be able
to see anything outside my local network. I select nfs as the
installation media. It then asks me the name of the machine and the
directory to install from. I say i-zone:/d 

It then says it cannot find i-zone:/d (or i-zone: or anything else) 

What am I doing wrong here, and what (if any) is the workaround?

  John McDermott - <>

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