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Old 21st June 2010
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i need to install any/bsd from windows xp...don't have cdrom and usb i got is tiny(256mb) is there some media? installation by unetbootin 'frugal' make errors on ftp(unable to get server...)
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Old 21st June 2010
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http://liveusb-openbsd.sourceforge.net/

This should fit on your usb drive.
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Old 21st June 2010
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well...is a little complicated to me to install open(and no time)

i 've got this error from unetbootin[my best option]:

cannot resolve hostname 'ftp.freebsd.org.' are you sure that your name server,gateway and network interface are correctly configured?

thx anyway but i'm stuck on freebsd installation...
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Buy a CD -> go to a friend with a computer with CD-ROM and an usb-stick -> download an iso file -> burn the iso file to it (as it should be done - don't just copy it to a CD) -> borrow form your other friend a bigger usb-stick (or buy one) open iso file on any (MS Windows is good) machine -> copy all folders to usb-stick -> insert CD with your iso to the CD-ROM -> reboot & boot from CD -> insert empty usb-stick -> open terminal -> dmesg -> find your usb-stick "name" -> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 bs=1k count=1 (it should be ok, but check is stick "name" is correct -> bsdlabel -Bw da0 auto -> newfs -L FreeBSD /dev/da0a -> mount /dev/da0a /mnt/ -> insert your other usb-stick (with files) & mount it as /cdrom -> copy all files from it to your first usb-stick -> open /mnt/etc/fstab file with ee or vi or any other editor -> change it content to /dev/ufs/FreeBSD / ufs ro 0 0 -> you now have a bootable usb-stick -> reboot.

Go home -> Insert usb-stick (bootable) -> boot from it -> possibly at mountroot type -> ufs:da0a & hit enter -> install bsd on your hdd/sdd or whatever (an ipod).

That should cost you $0.50, or $0 if you have a friend with CD-RW - time is money and you have wasted already few days fighting on freebsd.org forum (i think)

http://miwi.bsdcrew.de/2009/06/freeb...h-a-usb-stick/
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Old 22nd June 2010
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That's the point dude! i dunno wanna spend a penny on cd's(i must be 1000 cd's wasted on distros)...

i have all the time of the world...

how's possible can't install by unetbootin... by a miserable error(and nobody helps)...

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tools do i have: 1 floppy,1 buntu cd, 1 usb 256mb,1 usb 128mb, unetbootin,xp...

if any of that serves would be nice!...
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Old 27th June 2010
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no, i've never tried it
always can learn...

http://www.turnkeylinux.org/blog/convert-vm-iso
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