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I am currently running 5.1 and I have been lucky in the past where someone else has purchased redhat and I have used their cdrom to install it.  Well now I want to download it and install it.  I have tried mget but It didnt work for me ( at least not the way I thought it was going to)
So how can I ftp the install for i386 down to my box?
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by:mart010897
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Depends how fast your link is... I did this:

(from the directory ABOVE i386)

ftp> bin
200 Type set to I.
ftp> hash
Hash mark printing on (8192 bytes/hash mark).
ftp> get i386.tar.gz

This works at ftp.cdrom.com in /pub/linux/redhat/redhat-5.2

You end up with a multi-hundred meg gzipped tar file containing the entire distribution.  Which is OK with me, cos i'm on a T3 *smug grin*.

If you're cringing at ponying up $35 or so for a RedHat CD, I'm with ya.  But check out Linux Systems Labs at http://www.lsl.com -- I got a 6-CD "Tri-Linux" set including the RedHat, Slackware and Debian distributions for $11, and that includes a $5 donation, so you can really get that set for $6.  Pretty unbelievable.  That's probably cheaper than your phone bill if you download RedHat over modem.  And you'd probably get it quicker too.  Heh.

-Mart

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by:tgreaser
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Hey thanks for answering my question... I will galdly give you the points but before I do, do you know if there is a tar zip file for Free BSD.  


Thanks


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by:tgreaser
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Not to sound to much like im crying but what path is that in.

I looked and didnt see it

Thanks

Tom
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mart010897 earned 20 total points
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Oops-- I made a mistake... forgot that ftp.cdrom.com doesn't provide that service...

FTP to sunsite.unc.edu, cd to /pub/Linux/distributions/redhat/redhat-5.2

and you'll see an i386 directory.  You can type get i386.tar.gz to request that the FTP server make an on-the-fly gzipped tar file and send it to you.  It's neato!

FreeBSD is available at ftp.cdrom.com in /pub/FreeBSD -- just find a server that mirrors it and do the same on-the-fly .tar.gz download trick...

As for LSL, point your browser to: http://www.lsl.com and click the "Linux" link at the top, then look for "Tri-Linux"...

Throw in a comment if you'd like more info on any of this...

cheers,

Mart

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Thanks bunches
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