The handbook says "download the latest snapshot at ftp:... and install as
usual". But these aren't ISO-images and there are symlinks. What to do with
these files? Can I burn them to CD and boot from CD-Rom?
Where are you looking?
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The ISOs for 4.7-STABLE are atQuote:> The handbook says "download the latest snapshot at ftp:... and install as
> usual". But these aren't ISO-images and there are symlinks. What to do with
> these files? Can I burn them to CD and boot from CD-Rom?
Those for 5.0-RELEASE can be found at
But don't fetch them from there, use a mirror site
For the impatient but well-clued: GET the two floppy images, kern.flp
and mfsroot.flp and dd them onto two floppies. Boot the kern floppy and
switch to the mfsroot when it says to. When you see the big, friendly,
blue menu, pick "Express". Follow the instructions. When it comes time
to pick "media" pick FTP, and choose an FTP server from the list that
seems like it might be close to you, network-wise. Voila!
The only trick is to use space bar rather than Enter to make selections
from the menus (actually in most cases either will work, but back in the
2.x days it was an issue ;-)
Remember, more computing power was thrown away last week than existed in
the world in 1982. -- http://www.tom.womack.net/computing/prices.html