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Old 02-23-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
Mr. Hill
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I know this is going to sound stupid but how do I get the OpenBSD ISO?


Where do I go to download it? I'm looking for the OpenBSD ISO and I'm really confused. Nobody has a simple ISO file to dl, I've tried using an FTP but it had a huge amount of files and I got confused. I then went to an http which was worse. Distorwatch just gives you a link to mirrors. I know this is highly and I feel kinda dumb asking this but I really want OpenBSD, and if anyone has any info on how to dl an ISO from an FTP or an http it would most appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 05:40 PM   #2
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Have you had a look through the FTP mirrors listed at http://www.openbsd.org/ftp.html ? Most have an "Iso" directory, from where you can download a 400 Mb iso file, and then burn to a cd (make sure you burn it as an image, not as a single file (there will be an option for this, under whatever tool you use - K3b or Nero etc.).

Cheers,

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Old 02-23-2005, 05:46 PM   #3
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Yes, I've already tried their site. I chose an FTP mirror closest to me and just browsed files for a bit until I got mad and closed it. couldn't find much of anything for a .iso but meh.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 05:49 PM   #4
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Try ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/OpenBSD/iso/3.3/.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 02-23-2005, 05:56 PM   #5
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Thanks mjrich, you saved me a lot of trouble. Thanks again.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 06:00 PM   #6
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No worries.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 02-23-2005, 06:03 PM   #7
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No such thing as a stupid question. Here is a list of mirrors. USA (Chicago, IL) ftp://mirror.sg.depaul.edu/pub/OpenBSD/
USA (West Lafayette, IN) ftp://osmirrors.cerias.purdue.edu/pub/OpenBSD/
USA (Buffalo, NY) ftp://ftp.cse.buffalo.edu/pub/OpenBSD/
USA (New York, NY) ftp://ftp.crimelabs.net/pub/OpenBSD/
USA (Pittsburgh, PA) ftp://openbsd.mirrors.pair.com/
USA (Fairfax, VA) ftp://openbsd.secsup.org/pub/openbsd/
USA (Springfield, VA) ftp://ftp.tux.org/bsd/openbsd/
USA (Madison, WI) ftp://openbsd.mirrors.tds.net/pub/OpenBSD/ This link will get you started. ftp://mirror.sg.depaul.edu/pub/OpenB.../INSTALL.i386. And here is a discription of the sets you will need.

base36 The OpenBSD/i386 3.6 base binary distribution. You
MUST install this distribution set. It contains the
base OpenBSD utilities that are necessary for the
system to run and be minimally functional.
It includes shared library support, and excludes
everything described below.
[ 30.6 MB gzipped, 88.0 MB uncompressed ]

comp36 The OpenBSD/i386 Compiler tools. All of the tools
relating to C, C++, and fortran are supported. This set
includes the system include files (/usr/include), the
linker, the compiler tool chain, and the various system
libraries (except the shared libraries, which are
included as part of the base set).
This set also includes the manual pages for all
of the utilities it contains, as well as the system
call and library manual pages.
[ 17.8 MB gzipped, 57.8 MB uncompressed ]

etc36 This distribution set contains the system configuration
files that reside in /etc and in several other places.
This set MUST be installed if you are installing the
system from scratch, but should NOT be used if you are
upgrading. (If you are upgrading, it's recommended that
you get a copy of this set and CAREFULLY upgrade your
configuration files by hand; see the section named "Upgrading
a previously-installed OpenBSD System" below.)
[ 1.6 MB gzipped, 6.2 MB uncompressed ]

game36 This set includes the games and their manual pages.
[ 2.4 MB gzipped, 5.7 MB uncompressed ]

man36 This set includes all of the manual pages for the
binaries and other software contained in the base set.
Note that it does not include any of the manual pages
that are included in the other sets.
[ 6.6 MB gzipped, 23.6 MB uncompressed ]

misc36 This set includes the system dictionaries (which are
rather large), and the typesettable document set.
[ 2.1 MB gzipped, 7.0 MB uncompressed ]

xbase36 This set includes the base X distribution. This includes
programs, headers and libraries.
[ 9.8 MB gzipped, 27.7 MB uncompressed ]

xetc36 This set includes the X window system configuration files
that reside in /etc. It's the equivalent of etc36 for X.
[ 0.4 MB gzipped, 2.2 MB uncompressed ]

xfont36 This set includes all of the X fonts.
[ 30.9 MB gzipped, 34.3 MB uncompressed ]

xserv36 This set includes all of the X servers.
[ 15.0 MB gzipped, 39.3 MB uncompressed ]

xshare36 This set includes all text files equivalent between
all architectures.
[ 1.8 MB gzipped, 9.5 MB uncompressed ]
 
Old 02-23-2005, 06:13 PM   #8
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Wow, good and detailed info thanks. A bit more in depth than I thought, I'll keep the info in mind, thanks.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 08:21 PM   #9
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You did see the date of that posting didn't you? About 1 1/2 years ago.

Try this, it will help you in your quest:
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html
 
Old 02-23-2005, 08:42 PM   #10
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You can't download an "official" ISO for this reason. You can get not so official ISOs, or even roll your own, but if you want an official one, you have to buy one, which I recommend.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 09:07 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by twilli227
You did see the date of that posting didn't you?
Oops ! Obviously not - it's been a long day <sigh>.

At least someone's awake

Cheers,

mj
 
  


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