Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at
dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
new FreeBSD Diary website.
This article shows you how to mount a CD-ROM so it can be accessed via anonymous ftp.
If you are using a 4CD set, and want to allow others to install from this CD, then
you want disc 1 from that set.
If you do not have an FTP server set up already, it might be easier for you to mount the
CDROM and export it via NFS. /stand/sysinstall
can install from NFS. /stand/sysinstall can also install an
anonymous FTP server for you (see Configure | Networking | Anon FTP).
Mounting the CD on your machine
This is easy as! All you do is change the place to which the CD is mounted.
The hardest task was creating the directories. And here's how I did it:
Then comes the easy bit. The mount:
mount -t cd9660 -o ro /dev/cd0a /var/ftp/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/2.2.8-RELEASE
If you follow the instructions above, then the URL you would enter for your ftp
install would be: