> Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!! (please)
> Having successfully installed FreeBSD 4.2 from a CD (which came with a
> computer magazine) onto my PC at work I thought I would do the same on the
> machine at home (so I could play in both places :-)), only to find that when
> I tried to install the XFree86 files I got two error messages, both
> complaining that the system was unable to extract things, namely: Xlk98 and
This was true of the first ISO that was put up on the web site, where a
bunch of this stuff seemed to be missing (or maybe I burned a corrupt
CD). The X98 stuff is only needed in some funky Japan-only plug and
pray environments, so just keep hitting the ignore/skip button so that
the install runs to completion, and you'll be OK. If you buy the
official distribution from cdrom.com, it doesn't do this.
Quote:> What I do not understand is that it is the same CDROM that worked fine in
> the office....
Maybe you scratched it?
I strongly advise you buy Greg Lehey's book with the official
distribution CDs. You can get by with what's on the 'net, but the book
is a great resource, and mass-produced CDs are less prone to bit-rot
than green/gold ones. Plus, you get a static snapshot of the ports
distributions, which can save you hours of downloading time if you have
a slow connection. And, you'll be supporting the development effort.