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Did it! was Re: install from files on win98 machine
Thanks to everyone for your help/input!
I downloaded GuildFTPd (easy to use/setup) and installed
obsd3.1 with no problems :)
Some may remember my previous post about installing on a 486,
and the trouble I had with the base31.tgz file. It would download and
then the system would just sit there and do nothing. Just a blinking
cursor. The install script would not fetch the other required files.
I tried 12 times (my best count) to download and install via internet,
and each time the install would stop (but not lock up) after fetching
the base31.tgz file. This time, using the local win98 computer, the
installation ran flawlessly.
So far, so good :)
At 05:10 PM 6/13/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Michael Endsley asked:
> > After searching Google, I will try asking :)
> > I have the required 3.1 files on my windows machine.
> > I would like to install 3.1 on a different machine that
> > is connected via nic's.
> > I tried pointing ftp to the windows address, but it
> > didn't work. I have all directories/files "share" enabled,
> > and check the machine names and addresses.
> > How do I point the installation to the windows machine?
>You need to be a little more specific.
>If you want to ftp the necessary files from your Win98 box to your
>oBSD box, then you need an ftp server running on the Win98 box.
>You could run a shareware or freeware version just long enough to
>bring the files over, which is what I did.
>If you want to use shares, you must run Samba on the oBSD box
>first. That might not be a feasible solution if you can't get the
>Samba port over to the oBSD box in order to install it. (Samba is
>what allows oBSD to see the available shares on the network.)
>My overall suggestion is disable sharing, download an ftp server
>from any one of dozens of Win98 software sites, learn how to set it
>up to accept anonymous requests, and then tell your oBSD to go
>to 192.168.0.1, and the /openBSD directory if your files are in
>There are alternatives, such as burning a CD, etc etc, but try this
>You can try pointing your oBSD box at the Win98 machine
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