My CD ROM and Floppy drive are in the same spot. FTP , CABLE , HEADLESS
will not Work. 4 sets of cables, 20 disks later nothing has changed, cept
my grey hair.

So Floppy is the ONLY way possible to do any kind of install so far as I
can see. No CD No CABLE No Nothing but floppies

So I need to know is the /BASE in 5.0 the same as /BIN in 4.7 so I can
start rolling out floppies.

Once I have an install I am sure the cd and all the rest will be fine
since it worked fine with RH.

> On Thu, 27 Feb 2003 14:16:16
>  massey wrote:
>>  Is there a way to do a min install with floppies and then >  use
>> /stand/sysinstall to finish it off?
> I know this isn't _specifically_ what you're asking, but I thought I saw
> a previous reply that was similar.
> When I have a machine that won't boot to cdrom, I download
> boot floppy images for the latest release (in your case that
> would be 5.0r), and the first iso image for that release.
> I would then boot from the kern.flp disk, and when prompted,
> proceed to the mfsroot.flp disk.
> That gets me through the kernel config and into sysinstall.
> Via sysinstall, I can chose the media from which the rest of
> the install will be retrieved, ie ftp, cdrom, etc.  I then
> choose cdrom, making sure the cdrom is in the drive, and...
> I'm not an expert, but I don't know of another way to do a
> minimum install "from floppies", unless you're looking for
> picobsd or something.  That does not, however, mean that
> there is no other way to do it, I just don't know about it.
> I truly hope that this helps.  Good luck.
> Joshua Lokken
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