im trying to download a copy of unix from the site. i have got to:
2.13.1 Creating an installation CDROM
As part of each release, the FreeBSD project makes available five CDROM images (``ISO images''). These images can be written (``burned'') to CDs if you have a CD writer, and then used to install FreeBSD. If you have a CD writer, and bandwidth is cheap, then this is the easiest way to install FreeBSD.
Download the correct ISO images
The ISO images for each release can be downloaded from ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-arch/version or the closest mirror. Substitute arch and version as appropriate.
That directory will normally contain the following images:
Table 2-6. FreeBSD ISO image names and meanings
Filename Contains version-mini.iso Everything you need to install FreeBSD. version-disc1.iso Everything you need to install FreeBSD, and as many additional third party packages as would fit on the disc. version-disc2.iso A ``live filesystem'', which is used in conjunction with the ``Repair'' facility in sysinstall. A copy of the FreeBSD CVS tree. As many additional third party packages as would fit on the disc. version-disc3.iso As many additional third party packages as would fit on the disc. version-disc4.iso As many additional third party packages as would fit on the disc.
i wud like to dl version-disc1.iso but i odnt now which bit to use as a substitue for arch or version in the url.
could you help? thankyou
"arch" is the architecture you want to install on. Use "i386" if you have PC type hardware. The version you want it 4.8.
If you're using PC hardaware, the URL you want is either: ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386/4.8/4.8-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso or ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386/4.8/4.8-RELEASE-i386-mini.iso
Warning! The disc1 is 620M and the mini is 204M ... could be LONG downloads.
-- Bill Moran Potential Technologies http://www.potentialtech.com
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