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Date:      Mon, 6 Feb 1995 09:39:05 -0500 (EST)
From:      "Michael C. Newell" <mnewell@lupine.nsi.nasa.gov>
To:        village idiot <vidiot@cyberspace.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD-questions@freefall.cdrom.com
Subject:   Re: a new convert...
Message-ID:  <Pine.SUN.3.91.950206093544.14429B-100000@lupine.nsi.nasa.gov>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950205225141.25422A-100000@case>

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On Sun, 5 Feb 1995, village idiot wrote:

> i have gone to your ftp site but find it rather daunting to download tens 
> of megabytes of binaries! where can i get the cdrom???

Both Walnut Creek and InfoMagic sell FreeBSD V2.0 CD-ROMs.  Check out 
Walnut Creek at "http://www.cdrom.com"(no, I'm not affiliated with either 
company...)

> 1) will i still be able to retain my WFW3.11 files on my hard drive (in 
> other words, can i boot FreeBSD from a diskette)???

You can install a boot manage that allows you to select which OS you want 
to boot when you start up your system; you don't need to boot from 
floppy.  Info is contained in the FAQ; see "http://www.freebsd.org".

> 2) exactly how much of my hard drive is FreeBSD going to eat away???

Anywhere from 80Mb to 300Mb+, depending on what you load.

Thanks,

Mike

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