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Old 03-26-2005, 10:32 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Getting to OpenBSD


Hello

On my laptop I have Slackware 10.1 and a lot of needed programs and data. But i wont to tray openBSD (I heard a lot of good things about it) so I'm interested haw is it working with lilo boot loder. How hard is the install, how much is it to mess it op?

I will install it (openBSD 3.6) from cd-s ( i got them on some unofficial site)


thanks
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Old 03-26-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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Yes, lilo will boot it. This info is for freebsd, but it works the same:
http://ldpmirror.ssc.com/HOWTO/Linux+FreeBSD-4.html

Here is more details:
ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/3..../INSTALL.linux
 
Old 03-26-2005, 04:12 PM   #3
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OpenBSD's install is text based (not even curses!). There's a good guide for it on www.openbsd.org which I used the first time I installed an OpenBSD system.If you're willing to do a little reading (particularly about the fdisk and disklabel parts of the install procedure), it's not that bad.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 02:20 AM   #4
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Yes OpenBSD rocks ... and above urls are good one to get start with it...
 
Old 03-27-2005, 02:40 AM   #5
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Thanks you for great links, the guide is very good. I will tray to install it in monday.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:27 AM   #6
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Dont install from an old set of disks. Use the ftp snapshots. ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/3.6/snapshots They are to-date prepatched.

http://www.openbsd.org/faq/index.html

 
Old 05-15-2005, 05:21 AM   #7
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That link to the ftp site seems to be wrong.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:02 PM   #8
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Sorry, I added an extra 3.6

the proper link is ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/<your arch here>/

I just checked the ftp and they have just released the 3.7 version which was predicted to be released around the 19th. I have 4 OpenBSD boxes, 2 for experiments and always keep current copies of these files at hand

bsd (x replacing current version number)
bsd.rd
base3x.tgz
comp3x.tgz
etc3x.tgz
floppy3x.fs
man3x.tgz
misc3x.tgz and the x-files

so whenever Installing or upgrading I can use my own ftp from the command line

if you go to ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/3.7 you can see that the 3.7 hasn't been released there yet but this directory contains the release version only (not a patched snapshot version). I guess that in this case we can get a pre-release 3.7 from the snapshots before its official ftp release, but I got my 3.7 disks about a week ago. Best of luck with your installation.

OOPS ;D
 
  


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