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Date:      Mon, 26 Apr 1999 10:34:53 +0100 (BST)
From:      Doug Rabson <>
To:        William Woods <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Alpha <>
Subject:   Re: Installing alpha port from 3.1 CDROM.......
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001be8fb7$936353e0$204c93cd@william>

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On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, William Woods wrote:

> OK, I just bought the 3.1 CD with the Alpha distro on it. I know the floppy
> images are broken, I am useing the 4.0 snap images on the web. My question
> is this, I know how to change the distro name in options from 4.0snap to
> 3.1, but the alpha stuff is on the 2nd cd in /releases/alpha/3 , hoow do I
> point /stand/sysinstall to install from that directory.

You need to go to the options screen and set the 'Release Name' to
'3.1-RELEASE'. The install program should pick up the files from the right
place automatically (I just tried this with my 3.1-RELEASE CD set and it
worked with a locally built snapshot dated 19990221).

Doug Rabson				Mail:
Nonlinear Systems Ltd.			Phone: +44 181 442 9037

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