Subject: Is there any other way to install besides boot floppies?
To: None <>
From: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/08/2004 22:51:11
After ELEVEN (seven of then "brand new") boot floppies I finally got
i386 to start installing. It took probably SEVEN to get a netboot to
start on SPARC.

This is a royal pain in the tuckus. Since I only do this once in a
while, I don't usually don't keep up with the install docs, but the
install docs are a little iffy, and I don't think they even make new
floppies any more.

Is there doc on how to install using CD's? I even broke down and put
dban (Darik's boot and nuke, the size of a floppy disk) onto CD to wipe
out the HD. I'm willing to burn as many CD's as I need as long as I
don't have to keep trying the frigging floppies.

Hisashi T Fujinaka -
BSEE(6/86) + BSChem(3/95) + BAEnglish(8/95) + MSCS(8/03) + $2.50 = latte