On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 09:16:04PM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote: > On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 09:56:56PM -0600, Steven Susbauer wrote: > > Jerry McAllister wrote: > >>> 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. > >>> So > >>> wouldn't just 1 DVD-RW do? > >> > >> Basically, you are wrong, because you haven't looked far enough in to > >> things to know that FreeBSD has done it that way from the beginning > >> (or almost that far back). I have never done a complete install from > >> a CD or DVD, but just acquired the first disk, booted the install > >> program and then done the install over the net. I've been doing that > >> for more than 10 years and am far from being an early adopter. Others > >> have > >> done so much longer. > >> > >> But, some people are [still] not in the positition to be able to do > >> installs over the net. Their service is inadequate or, in some > >> cases they are not even connected, so the whole system is made available > >> to them on disk as well. > >> > >> Actually, I believe, if you are doing just the FreeBSD install, and > >> not at the same time installing some of the ports, it is still layed > >> out to need only the first CD even if you are not installing over the > >> net. But, I haven't checked recent versions. The other CDs contain > >> the sources for various ports and some special case things. > >> > >> ////jerry > >> > > This is still the behavior. You can install any of the base > > distributions for that release with only disc 1, as well as some of the > > ports. I have had issues booting the netinstall cds for some reason, and > > installing the distribution from the cd goes faster anyway. > > Just make sure that if you choose "src" or "ports", that you properly > "adopt" your src and ports trees. (This is why I often advocate not > installing src/ports from CD/DVD/FTP/whatever, and instead using > csup once the box is up and working).
Do you really mean 'update' instead of "adopt" Otherwise, I don't know what you mean by "adopt" in this context. ////jerry > > -- > | 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]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"