Linux.com: Buddying up to BSD: Part Two – OpenBSD

Last week I set out to “grok” the essence of BSD. I wanted
to see how it was different from Linux and what I could learn. Most
sane people would probably start their BSD experience with FreeBSD.
I started by doing a FTP install of OpenBSD 2.5….

“I expected a degree of difficulty doing a FTP install of a BSD
Unix. I was unprepared for exactly how difficult the installation
proved to be.”

“I started by downloading the single boot disk for the i386
platform and raw writing it to a floppy. So far so good, it
reminded me of my early Slackware days. I jammed the floppy into my
generic Pentium 133 and away I went. The kernel booted, seemingly
detecting most of my hardware, and most important to me my 3Com
900C NIC.”


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