> 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
  get 4.10-RELEASE-i386-miniinst.iso fbsd410.iso

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

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.


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