> > Hi uhmm i cant seen to be able to download bsd can anyone tell me how > to download from the ftp server because everytime i try to download > the files it fr3zz3$ My computer
First, on your local host that will be receiving the files, make sure you are in some place that has enough room for them. A popular error is starting the download and running out of space in the middle. So, presuming you want to download FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE for an i386 type PC, for example: cd big_space_available ftp ftp.freebsd.org log in as 'anonymous' with your Email address as password cd pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/4.10 binary get 4.10-RELEASE-i386-miniinst.iso fbsd410.iso ascii get CHECKSUMS.MD5 bye Voila, you should have a copy of the mini-iso ready to burn sitting in your local disk in a file named fbsd.iso. Burn it as a straight data file. Don't try to create an iso from it. It is already an iso. Note, that I like to use the shorter name for the iso file on my local host because it is less to type as I do things with it. You do not have to. Note that you can then run an md5 checksum on the file and compare it to the checksum listed in the CHECKSUMS.MD5 file if you wish and have an md5 utility handy. It is useful to assure yourself that the download was successfully accomplished without error. In FreeBSD, just type: 'md5 fbsd410.iso' (or whatever filename you used) and compare the string with the currect one in the file. If you would rather download the full install images rather than install over the net via ftp with the mini-iso, then just download 4.10-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso and 4.10-RELEASE-i386-disc2.iso instead. If you want 5.2.1 instead of 4.10, then replace 4.10 with 5.2.1 in the cd and adjust the file names appropriately on the get command. If your local host machine that will be receiving the files is also a UNIX machine, then you probably don't need the /binary' and 'ascii' commands, but they won't hurt and are good to get in the habit of using. If you are receiving to a Microsloth environment, then you should be sure and use the 'binary' and 'ascii' commands appropriately. This actually does work. ////jerry _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"