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Date:      Sat, 19 Jul 1997 21:13:38 +0100
From:      Ian Vaudrey <ivaudrey@test.nemko.ltd.uk>
To:        Matt Hillebrand <hill9361@cs.uidaho.edu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: HELP ME!!!! PLEASE
Message-ID:  <33D11FF2.7491277@test.nemko.ltd.uk>
References:  <33D0F656.394C@cs.uidaho.edu>

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Read the instructions at http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/install.html -
boot.flp is a disk image and needs to be written to your floppy with
fdimage.

 - Ian

Matt Hillebrand wrote:
> 
> I have spent way too much time trying to get that boot disk going.
> 
> When I download it, the file is too large for a 1.44 MB Floppy, even
> though your server says that it is 1.440 MB
> 
> > D:\freeBSD>dir
> >
> >  Volume in drive D has no label
> >  Volume Serial Number is 1AF3-1526
> >  Directory of D:\freeBSD
> >
> > .              <DIR>        07-19-97  9:57a .
> > ..             <DIR>        07-19-97  9:57a ..
> > BOOT     FLP     1,474,560  07-19-97 10:05a boot.flp
> >          1 file(s)      1,474,560 bytes
> >          2 dir(s)   1,358,233,600 bytes free
> 
> 1.474 MB just won't fit on any floppy of mine. Do I need some sort of
> new super-floppy? All my UNIX-guru friends tell me that I am just
> stupid. :) Perhaps you can be of more assistance?
> 
> Thanks!



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