> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 2.2.7 on my PC using a boot floppy and
> with the installation files on a DOS partition. Everything seems fine
> until the installer tries to start installing (after it asks if you're
> SURE you really want to go thru with this and all) -- after a few
> seconds, I get this error message:
> "error mounting DOS partition /dev/wd1s2 : Invalid Argument (22)"
> Where are install files?
> -- On the partition that appears as I: below. It's a Primary FAT16
1.3 Installing from a DOS partition
To prepare for installation from an MS-DOS partition you should simply
copy the files from the distribution into a directory called
"FREEBSD". For example, to do a minimal installation of FreeBSD from
DOS using files copied from the CDROM, you might do something like
C> MD C:\FREEBSD
C> XCOPY /S E:\BIN C:\FREEBSD\BIN
Assuming that `C:' was where you had free space and `E:' was where
your CD was mounted.
For as many `DISTS' as you wish to install from DOS (and you have free
space for), install each one in a directory under `C:\FREEBSD' - the
BIN dist is only the minimal requirement.
... In other words, it doesn't just use C:\FREEBSD as an arbitrary name
in that example, it really looks there and only there! :-)
- Jordan Hubbard
Co-founder/Release Manager, The FreeBSD Project
Walnut Creek CDROM