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Old 11th May 2008
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Originally Posted by J65nko View Post
You don't need an internet connection to boot the installation floppies.
Aah! So I was correct in thinking that, thanks.
Originally Posted by J65nko View Post
The FreeBSD handbook Section 2.3.7 Prepare the Boot Media describes the steps for a floppy boot......
I followed these steps to the letter, and more; advice from the former forum was followed too.

Originally Posted by J65nko View Post
Please note that these are for FreeBSD 7.0, which is the latest production release....An alternative would be to get the CD/DVD drive on your Compaq working as a boot device. Then you could create a FreeBSD installation CD and boot from it.
Yes, I did download the 7.0 release.
I also have the FreeBSD Unleashed 6 DVD, but unfortunately the Compaq didn't have a DVD-device (it's out in the hallway now anyway; off to the recycling containerpark )
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