On Saturday 10 May 2008, constantine wrote: > Dear FreeBSD Aficionados, > > I am trying to install FreeBSD in my notebook through an external USB > CD-ROM. While the installation manager runs fine, after choosing the > installation media it says it cannot mount /dev/acd0 (which refers to > the notebook's built-in broken cdrom). > What could I do? > > As an alternative I tried installing through FTP. The problem is that > my network configuration has to be as such (with ip aliasing and some > static routes): > defaultrouter="192.168.1.1" > static_routes="beastie puffy" > route_beastie="-net 10.0.0.0/8 10.96.66.254" > route_puffy="-net 10.96.66.253/32 10.96.66.2" > hostname="payaso.costis.name" > ifconfig_rl0="inet 10.96.66.2 netmask 255.255.255.0" > ifconfig_rl0_alias0="inet 192.168.1.36 netmask 255.255.255.0" > > ... and the holographic emergency shell is somewhat hostile to running > ifconfig/route: (command: not found) > > My DNS server is 10.96.66.1 > > > Thank you very much in advance for any insights!... > > Yours, > > Constantine Tsardounis > http://costis.name
You could try the livefs CD, which should have everything you need to get the network working. I suppose you could then install from FTP using sysinstall. If that doesn't work you could install FreeBSD on a USB (flash?) disk, boot from it, then basically copy the whole USB disk to the HDD of your laptop, or something like that. Good Luck! Pieter de Goeje _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"