Help... I have tried to install FreeBSD three times and keep running into
problems. There are several things that seem to be wrong, most importantly
that I get a message during the install saying I don't have enough hard
drive space. The drive is 500MB, and is working correctly, as the installer
sees it as a 500MB drive and lets me create 500MB worth of partitions (it
also had win98 running just fine on it before I started trying to install
FreeBSD). The install guide says that if I have more than 200MB of hard
drive space then the standard install should work fine. I'm using FreeBSD
5.1. Was that 200MB figure perhaps for an older version? I've tried
various partition arrangements including the default, but I always get "out
of hd space" errors. These errors don't usually come up until late in the
install, and it aborts some packages, but then after I quit the installer I
can boot up and there is some free space on the drive. Not a ton of space,
but at least 30-50MB in /usr and /var.
I have a fairly simple objective. I want to set up FreeBSD as a text only
operating system. I will use it to fiddle around with C programming and to
set up a web server to practice making cgi's on. It seems that this should
be do-able with a 500MB hard drive. Could someone give me some pointers on
why I keep running out of space?
Also, I would like the computer to connect to the network through a DHCP
server, but I can't figure out how to set it to do that. I'm not sure the
NIC is installed, because I don't see anything about it in the boot
sequence, and ifconfig doesn't list anything but the two loopback entries.
My NIC is NE2000 compatible. I don't know the manufacturer, but the model
is WS-E200. I was hoping to try installing the ed(4) driver for it, but the
directory where the install guide says that should be is empty (perhaps due
to the install errors).
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!