(1) backup any and all important data. This could be to
tape or spare hard drive. I would also copy the contents
of the /etc directory to a floppy disk to easy the aid in
the configuration of the machine.
(2) Go to ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/3.2-RELEASE/i386/floppies.
The directories the the above URL might be a little out of order,
but you should be able to find what you need.
(3) Download everthing in that directory especially the README.TXT file.
(4) Use dd to create new floppy disks.
(5) Install over the top of your 2.2.5. Depending on your experience
with FreeBSD installations you might be able to avoid overwrite
some user data, but if you do step (1) just install.
my 2 cents,
> I have FreeBSD 2.2.5. I would like to upgrade using FTP. To what server
> do I FTP? What file do I download and how to I make the install?
I suspect many people will no longer be around after mid-May or so.
So I was thinking: the best possibility would be if 1.0 were magically
available by then. I don't think that's reasonable. So perhaps
a ``final beta'' version could be released by then, with enough time to
spot any major gaffs, and then anyone who leaves in May will have a good
copy to use. Then 1.0 would be put together in the Fall.
I don't know how many people will be away for the Summer, but if it
turns out to be a lot, that would make sense, it seems to me.