Not sure what you expect from a MINIMAL installation CD, but the ports collection is rather large, and doesn't quite fit the name.
I've never seen an official description for the MINI ISO images, but typically, I find them most useful for installing new servers. They're a quick download and burn in order to do a minimal install (faster than installing from floppy/internet). Once installed, I grab the cvsup package (via FTP of course), which I use to get the ports collection and bring the box up to -STABLE. FWIW, once you've completed the minimal installation from the mini image, you can change your media from CDROM to FTP, and continue on to add other distributions (including the ports collection) and packages (like cvsup, so you can get the ports collection). -- Troy Settle Pulaski Networks http://www.psknet.com 866.477.5638 > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of lee > slaughter > Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 11:51 PM > To: FreeBSD Questions Mailing List > Subject: 4.9 minimal install > > from mini cd, just for educational purposes. > this is known as the base distribution, right? > only 123MB. > what does one do next? /usr/ports isn't even there. > there is no discussion in handbook. > thanks. > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"