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Date:      Mon, 4 Nov 1996 14:24:30 +0800 (WST)
From:      Callum Haig <>
To:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Can't find root.flp
Message-ID:  <Pine.SOL.3.91.961104140625.713A-100000@cleo>

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I'm in the process of trying to install FreeBSD on my 4meg 386dx40.  The 
'handbook' (or faq - I can't quite remember) mentions that 'the first 
floppy you will need after the boot floppy is the "floppies/root.flp" 
floppy' (this is quoted from memory).

I have searched through all the directories (including the floppies 
directory) on the FreeBSD site(s), btu I cannot find the file root.flp.  
I'm not sure if this is my problem, but my installation keeps failing and 
getting this file might be a start.

Secondly, I'm not sure how to partition my FreeBSD partition.  I have 
managed to confine DOS, leaving 63MB for FreeBSD (using fips.exe and then 
deleting the resultant empty primary dos partition).  I've then managed 
to create the FreeBSD partition using the boot disk installation 
program.  However when it comes to dividing that 63MB partition into a 
'swap' partition, a '/' (root?) partition, a '/var' partition, and a 
'/usr' partition (if needed?) I don't know what's the best ratio.

Memory could also be a problem, so I disabled the system ROM shadowing, 
but I couldn't 'remap some of the "lost" memory out of the 640 to 1MB 
region' as the FAQ suggested.  If anyone has any words of explanation or 
advice on this I'd appreciate it.

PLEASE NOTE:  I'm not actually subscribed to this list (as I don't often 
get to check my mail), so...


... as I will not read any replys sent to the list.

Thanks in advance for anything (anything at all!),

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