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Old 02-09-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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Question FreeBSD installation problems.


I was trying to install FreeBSD on my computer with discs made by a friend of mine who is very adept with Linux. Formally I ran Fedora Core on my computer but wanted to upgrade. I have two HDDs, one has windows, and the other i formatted as Fat32 but after trying to install FreeBSD, it is no longer read by windows. (suprise, suprise). When i try the installation, i set up the bootmanager in both HDDs, install all packets, let the label editor do its own thing and when it starts to install it stops and reads something like -1 out of 15000Kb. Suggestions? Im getting fed up with windows. (i lost my last computer to windows crashing and ruining my hard drive with fedora on it)
 
Old 02-10-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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Are you attempting binary install? This is not the FreeBSD's way to do it. You should install base system, set up your make.conf, rebuild world and start installing software from ports.
BTW, BSD is not Linux, wrong forum.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 03:21 PM   #3
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Try the BSD Forum... they are very helpful ppl and would surely be able to guide you better.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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dont be afraid of binary installation of whatever things that needs to be done in bsd ... they are there for a reason and they are easier to do than in linux ...

as for your disk confusions(i think) , for me its just another "physical" disk inside a physical disk , nothing much really ...


try again ...


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Old 03-12-2007, 04:42 PM   #5
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hmm ... weird ... i thought you are in bsd forums ...


//anyway ...


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