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Date:      Fri, 18 Jul 1997 22:20:39 +0000
From:      Joshua Fielden <shag@concentric.net>
To:        Shawn Ramsey <shawn@luke.cpl.net>
Cc:        Roods <kuth@bluemoon.net>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: newbie here
Message-ID:  <33CFEC37.C89DADBB@concentric.net>
References:  <Pine.BSF.3.95.970718131132.1735C-100000@luke.cpl.net>

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Shawn Ramsey wrote:
> 
> >  I'm running 95 right now.. I'd like to install freebsd on my machine.  Now I'm trying to get it off the your FTP site but I go there and I get lost.. there are a ton of dirs and files.. I have no idea what I should get...  I want the 2.2.2 version.. but I go there and once again.. a ton of stuff... what do I click on to download?
> >
> > I already have the tools for making the boot disk, I just need to download the actual stuff to my MS-DOS partition to install it....
> >
> >
> >
> 
> Did you read the Readme and Install.txt? I believe the only neccesary
> files are in the "bin" directory. It has been QUITE a while since I havent
> installed by FTP, so im not sure.

I chose: 

bin
compat*
des
dict
manpages
ports
src

I got all of source because I wanted kernel source, and couldn't
remember what was needed for it, but there is a shorter list of source
needed to just meet the kern-developer distribution. I have yet to run
into anythign I needed that I couldn't build from the ports with this
dist, and it only took a overnight at 28.8. I slept, so it could have
been less.

And yes, all you *need* is bin, but that's a pretty dry system. :-)

JF



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