On a separate machine setup an ftp server, create a directories named
4.9-RELEASE and 5.2-RELEASE right where you will be placed when
connecting with ftp. Then mount the iso image as follows (4.x syntax):
vnconfig -e /dev/vn0 4.9-image.iso
vnconfig -e /dev/vn1 5.2-image.iso
mount -t cd9660 -o ro /dev/vn0 4.9-RELEASE
mount -t cd9660 -o ro /dev/vn1 5.2-RELEASE
Now you can boot from a floppy and select ftp for the installation.
On Sat, Jan 24, 2004 at 01:16:14PM -0500, Chip Morton wrote:
> Is there a way for me to install FreeBSD from CD images that I have
> downloaded without burning them to CD? Can I boot from a floppy and then
> mount the images like a CD? I'm installing versions 4.9 and 5.2.