On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 12:34:42AM +0100, LennyCZ wrote: > Hello! > > I would like to try FreeBSD on my machine, but I did not find any > information regarding the ISO files on FreeBSD FTP sites. > > For example, in ISO directory for 7.0 release, I found these files: > > 7.0-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso > 7.0-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso > 7.0-RELEASE-i386-disc2.iso > 7.0-RELEASE-i386-disc3.iso > 7.0-RELEASE-i386-docs.iso > 7.0-RELEASE-i386-livefs.iso > > Please could you tell me which files I exactly need to download & burn > to install a "normal" FreeBSD installation? Do I need all three *-disc[n] > discs? If so, is there a DVD version available?
You only need one: 7.0-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso If you plan on installing many binary packages (from the installer, not once FreeBSD is installed), then you might also want "disc2". More importantly, I *strongly* recommend you download the 7.1-BETA2 ISO(s) instead. You'll find them in the releases/ directory on the FTP mirrors. > Maybe I am wrong, but I feel it shouldn't be necessary to waste 3 CDs > from installation if I have a high-speed permanent Internet connection. You should try sending this note to most of the Linux distributions, many of which *require* a DVD drive (what makes you think everyone has one?), or require you to download 2 or 3 CDs. -- | Jeremy Chadwick jdc at parodius.com | | Parodius Networking http://www.parodius.com/ | | UNIX Systems Administrator Mountain View, CA, USA | | Making life hard for others since 1977. PGP: 4BD6C0CB | _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"