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Date:      Fri, 10 Feb 1995 16:45:09 -0800
From:      David Greenman <davidg@Root.COM>
To:        Rajen Bose <rbose@uclink.berkeley.edu>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: FrrrBSD 2.0 Installation over FTP 
Message-ID:  <199502110045.QAA00350@corbin.Root.COM>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 10 Feb 95 16:01:28 PST." <Pine.3.89.9502101546.A9986-0100000@uclink.berkeley.edu> 

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>I'm a web and gopher administrator for Residential Computing at UC 
>Berkeley.  I was originally running the WWW server on a Windows NT 3.1 
>machine, but I didn't like the EMWAC server (the only one made for NT), 
>so I decided to switch to a UN*X operating system that could run NCSA's 
>httpd.  I chose FreeBSD since I heard that it was a stable and well 
>supported OS.  So, for the past three weeks, I've tried to install 
>FreeBSD on my IBM - a 25MHz 486sx with 24MB of memory, a 3COM 3c509 TP 
>ethernet card set to irq 10 and 0x300, and an IDE CD-ROM drive.  Since I 
>can't install via CD-ROM (since IDE CD-ROMs are not supported), I decided 
>to try to install using FTP.  I've tried to install the 2.0 release, the 
>jan 25 (?) snapshot, the 2/2 snapshot, and the 2/10 snapshot.  None of 
>them work.  I was finally able to create proper boot and cpio disks and 
>format the drives, but I can't FTP the binaries from ftp.freebsd.org.  

   There are several people at Berkeley that should be able to help you install
FreeBSD. If not, there are people in the greater bay area that can. If this
fails, I'll call you myself. :-) If nothing happens in the next two days, drop
me a note with you phone number(s).

-DG



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