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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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Old 21st June 2010
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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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Old 22nd June 2010
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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 22nd June 2010
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OK, i have an idea (although your free time, not used for googling is my wasted time used for thinking how to solve your problem).

1. Read info in this link http://www.chrysocome.net/dd & learn how to use dd command in MS Windows or use your ubuntu live-cd and from there, with dd command put img file on usb-stick -> you need to have an access to your windows disk!)

2. Download DragonFlyBSD .img file form this link http://mirror-master.dragonflybsd.or....3_REL.img.bz2, untar file & put it with dd command on your bigger usb-stick.

3. Reboot and install DFBSD.

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Old 23rd June 2010
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I second the advice of Klanger.

Your first post said any /BSD. A usb install image that will fit your 256mb usb drive is available for netbsd, openbsd and dragonfly. The FreeBSD memstick .img is around 900mb.

Of the three I would recommend OpenBSD. In my opinion it is the easiest of all to install. The FAQ gives you step by step instructions and it is up to date.
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/index.html
The hardest part is partitioning and disklabeling the drive and defaults are available to simplify the task. Do you have broadband?
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Old 23rd June 2010
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my fear is to lose xp bootin(installing open/dragon) in fact i have freebsd boot
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If you want to play around with bsd, just install VirtualBox or VMware inside your Windows XP or google "dualboot xp freebsd"

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...INDOWS-COEXIST

http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=3737
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Nope i dunno wanna 'play' 'around'...i wanna install freeBSD!

somebody kind can explain me in others words this:

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FTP via a HTTP proxy: Install from an FTP server through a http proxy
This option instructs sysinstall to use the HTTP protocol (like a web browser) to connect to a proxy for all FTP operations. The proxy will translate the requests and send them to the FTP server. This allows the user to pass through firewalls that do not allow FTP at all, but offer a HTTP proxy. In this case, you have to specify the proxy in addition to the FTP server.

For a proxy FTP server, you should usually give the name of the server you really want as a part of the username, after an “@” sign. The proxy server then “fakes” the real server. For example, assuming you want to install from ftp.FreeBSD.org, using the proxy FTP server foo.example.com, listening on port 1234.

In this case, you go to the options menu, set the FTP username to ftp@ftp.FreeBSD.org, and the password to your email address. As your installation media, you specify FTP (or passive FTP, if the proxy supports it), and the URL ftp://foo.example.com:1234/pub/FreeBSD.

Since /pub/FreeBSD from ftp.FreeBSD.org is proxied under foo.example.com, you are able to install from that machine (which will fetch the files from ftp.FreeBSD.org as your installation requests them).
perhaps an illustration,got incovenient with that foo.example.com:1234/pub/FreeBSD
what to put in there?

i think i'm near to reach the goal...
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just install VirtualBox or VMware inside your Windows XP
man...if i install vb or wmware can u help me to install to HD pc/free?
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man...if i install vb or wmware can u help me to install to HD pc/free?
me? no, i've never tried it (I do have a bigger usb-stick and CD-RW)
google? yes
e-bay? even faster (buy a bigger usb-stick or a CD-R/RW)
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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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