On Wed, 24 Mar 2004 09:51:17 -0500 (EST) Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 23 Mar 2004 17:42:04 -0500 (EST) > > Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > <snip> > > > > > Actually, I think the intention of the MINI-ISO is to boot and > > > run the installation with everything loaded from one of the ftp > > > sites. > > > > I believe you're thinking of the bootonly.iso (21MB) which is just > > the boot/sysinstall stuff. > > I don't remember seeing any bootonly.iso in what is offered under any > of the regular directory trees on the main ftp.freebsd.org site. ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386/5.2.1/ Perhaps you were only looking in the 4.x branches which do not have a bootonly.iso . > Maybe the mini.iso contains more than just /stand/sysinstall, but > it still needs ftp access to do a complete install - or another CD. Not really. All the bits to install the FreeBSD operating system are on there. If, by "complete install", you mean XFree86 with KDE/Gnome/etc, then yes, you need another disc: disc1.iso. Which was exactly what I was pointing out to the original poster. Even that will not have an abundance of 3rd party applications due to space limitations. Most people do not consider the 3rd party applications as part of FreeBSD as an operating system although it is agreed that most people will also be installing and using many 3rd party applications. I've contacted the FreeBSD Release Engineering and requested that information about the contents of each disc be added to the release announcement. They think this is a good idea and will see about doing that for future releases. And, thanks to Chris for bringing this up so that we can make our documentation/information more helpful. Best regards, Randy -- _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"