how to install freeBSD from an ISO file only
If you are installing from a partition on a hard disk to another partition on that or another hard disk you should have downloaded the distribution files not the ISO file; an ISO file is not the same as copying the files from as cd to your hard drive, it is a special format to allow you to recreate the cd sector by sector. You then would be able to make the boot floppy (see the handbook at the FreeBSD home page) Please read the section on partitioning and have your hardware information written down. It is a little more hands on than linux but you will like the performance, even more so on older hardware with less memory. I still say burn the iso to a cd if you have a burner. But read the installation instructions all of them and you should have very little trouble.
Last edited by roger459; 07-15-2005 at 10:28 AM.