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 > > > Need a new email address that people can remember > Check out the new EudoraMail at > http://www.eudoramail.com To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message