Downloading

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Postby Tony_photoplus » 11 Jan 2009, 17:42

I have been looking at FreeBSD to load but am unsure about downloading it. I know that a standard 2.2GHz AMD machine like mine would download the i386 version, but there seems to be several downloads?? Do I need to download all of them and the unload each one to a separate disk or onto one disk. I usually put it on a DVD disk and its usually fine from others I have tried.

Looking forward to your advice

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Postby ale » 11 Jan 2009, 18:01

You can get the 7.1-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso.gz gzipped image.
If you have a good internet connection you can get just the 7.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso and then install additional packages from the ftp servers.
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Postby graudeejs » 11 Jan 2009, 18:03

what do you mean by several download
pick architecture [i386 if you got 32bit or 64bit CPU. amd64 if you got 64bit cpu, and want 64bit system, ore you have 4+GB ram]
download cd/dvd [i suggest dvd]
Figure out if FreeBSD going to be the only OS on HDD
install accordingly

and read handbook
Installing FreeBSD
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Postby Tony_photoplus » 11 Jan 2009, 19:39

This is what I see and this is what is confusing me.
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Thanks for your help
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Postby graudeejs » 11 Jan 2009, 19:41

nothing confusing....
get dvd burn install
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Postby ale » 11 Jan 2009, 19:47

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Postby Tony_photoplus » 11 Jan 2009, 19:47

Ok sorted thanks. Sorry just get easily confused as I take morphine every day. Thanks for your help.
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Postby tangram » 11 Jan 2009, 21:14

Just forget to extract the ISO from the archive.
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