Possible bug with spam permissions

Martin Hepworth martinh at SOLID-STATE-LOGIC.COM
Fri Aug 26 08:41:33 IST 2005

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Julian Field wrote:
> I've burnt a CD of the -bootonly.iso file for 5.4, and it won't boot off 
> it.
> And if I try to burn one from my laptop at home, the software refuses to 
> accept it is an ISO at all. And that is separately downloaded from 
> www.mirror.ac.uk, which is usually fine.
> What am I doing wrong?
> I can't get this d**n BSD stuff to start at all.
> Do I need to boot off the -bootonly.iso then use disc 1 then disc 2?
> The installation guide is at least 10 years old, it tells you to 
> catalogue all your hardware with ISA-bus interrupt numbers and stuff 
> like that, it is so out of date it is useless.
> /me not impressed by FreeBSD so far...

You know in many years of FreeBSD use I've never actually read the 
instructions at the very beginning...gosh they really out of date aren't 

Anyway disk1 is all you really need (the boot only is a rescue disk type 
affair). Disk 2 contains lots of the ports etc and most people download 
them using cvsup once they'ce got the basic install done.

If you're still struggling try another mirror..


these are virtual and will drop you somewhere...

if you are still having problems let me know and I'll drop in the post 
1st class so you should have it next day.

Oh and yes the rest of the install is non-gui back to 1994 style as 
well. But once you get your head around it it's fairly easy.

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic Ltd
tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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