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Old 03-19-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
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FreeBSD 4.x ISO problems. Please help.

Okay, here's the deal... I downloaded FreeBSD 4.9 ISOs because my old disks are lost. I am going to install on some other PC now. I downloaded them over night and in the morning I tried to burn them. I opened up Alchohol 120%, I got some sort of an error... the image was an unsupported type. It's an ISO though! I tried to use an ISO from something else and it worked. This leads me to believe that there is a problem with the ISOs I downloaded. I have tried all these different programs to burn it, but no luck. The ISOs are complete... could it have been how the data was transferred with my FTP program? I am just about to lose my mind, I really need help. Please!
Old 03-19-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
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did you use the "Image Burning Wizard" option in Alcohol?

Once you do, make sure when it tells you to browse for the image you want to burn, to choose the file type, "Standard ISO image file", and not the default that they have chosen for you.. hope this helps
Old 03-19-2004, 04:59 PM   #3
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I got the problem sorted out. My assumption regarding the transfer protocal (ASCII or Binary) was correct. Thank G-d that this is sorted out, I can't wait to start BSD again!

Also, about downloading... whould I also get the "mini install disk"? Do I need both disk 1 and 2?
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you could do a floppy boot(2) and then a net install.
Old 03-20-2004, 08:09 AM   #5
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Nahh... I downloaded all three disks. I just don't know what to do with the second disk. It sort of looks like a live cd when I mount it.


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