On Friday 04 August 2006 4:08 pm, tony sanabria wrote: > Hi, I have a sony vaio that used to run windows me. > > > the system no longer wants to recognize the restoration cd. > > > I am not a microsoft lover so i decided to use something else. > > > my cdrom didnt want to read any of the iso's i downloaded > > > before like ubuntu, dream linux and so forth. i went to > > > the library and found a book tittled "freebsd in 24hrs" > > > with companion cd. my pc read the cd and i was able > > > to install freebsd i believe version 4 or something > > > like that. I am very happy with it but would like > > > to update the freebsd. I tried to get the freebsd to see the internet > connection > > > so that i can update from within freebsd but i > > > havent been able to get it to see the dsl > > > connection that is connected to a linksys router. I was hoping you can > help me either set up the > > > internet connection in freebsd or at least > > > suggest which of the files I should download > > > from this xp machine so that i can burn a > > > cd and upgrade my freebsd machine. i dont > > > know if its alpha, amd or which of the > > > files. and also when i select the one > > > you may suggest do i click iso link, > > > and also..do i burn all the files > > > shown for that option? > > > i.e. bootonly, cd1, cd2, > > > checksum and so forth. thank you. i hope to hear > > > from you soon. i am very happy that my dead pc is alive again. thank you. > > > > --------------------------------- > Yahoo! Music Unlimited - Access over 1 million songs.Try it free. > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
The easiest for you to get started with would be PC-BSD www.pcbsd.org or DesktopBSD www.desktopbsd.org. Both will boot you into a graphical interface and will configure your internet connection for you. I find PC-BSD a little easier to start with but both work well, both can use the ports collection and PC-BSD has a very easy install routine for commonly used programs. Ralph Ellis _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"