On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 07:43:36PM -0500, Paul Halliday wrote: > I have two drives in my pc164. What do i need to put on the second drive > in order to use it as the installation media? I have tried dd'ing the > floppy images to the second hard drive but this doesnt work. Any pointers?
Generally you need to copy the 'release' area from one of the FTP sites -- so, for 4.9-RELEASE on i386, you'ld copy the stuff from under: ftp.freebsd.org://pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/4.9-RELEASE/ That should also be what appears inside the installer iso images, which is an alternate place you could copy what you need from. Note: this *won't* make the 2nd drive bootable as an install system. You'll have to use the floppy or CDRoms to boot from still. Note2: Not sure exactly how much of the stuff under is strictly necessary to do an install. You'll have to experiment. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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