More precisely.  I do select the elements I want ("All" and then "Exit" and 
then "Install from CD-ROM" and then some files flash before my eyes and then I 
come to a screen that says: "User Confirmation Requested" and below that 
"Unable to transfer the base distribution from adc0" and on the next line "Do 
you want to try to retrieve it again?" and then at the bottom "Yes" or "No" and 
I can never retrieve it successfully or exit successfully.  Thanks again for 
your help.

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Joseph Eaton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, January 6, 2008 11:56:49 PM
Subject: help with installation of 6.2 release i386 on older HP desktop


Thanks in advance for your help.  I am a newbie trying to install FreeBSD for 
the first time.  I have an HP desktop computer with 64MB of SDRAM, a 12 GB hard 
drive and a Pentium II processor running at 333 MHz.  I am trying to put 
FreeBSD 6.2 on this machine but have not had any luck.  I've read the 
documentation, but stil can't seem to figure out what to do.

I downloaded the ISO mage for the "bootonly" disk and checked that it using 
checksum.md5, then burned a disk image using InfrRecorder to a fresh CD-R.  I 
set the bios on my HP to boot from the CDROM drive and put the disk in.  It 
walks me through the installation process but never gives me a chance
 to exit.  I select the Standard installation but get stuck shortly thereafter 
when I try to tell it to use the option to set up for a single user using the 
X-Window system.  It won't let me select multiple elements like bin and 
library.  I get stuck and then it never completes and won't let me out of the 
setup screen series.


Please let me know if I am not providing enough information above.  I welcome 
any help.  Thanks.




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