There are a number of methods for installing FreeBSD, the more common being from the bootable installation CD. However some educational institutions offer the option of installing BSD using diskettes and an FTP Server.
In order for this to happen, you will need a server is running an FTP service with a directory containing the FreeBSD installation files. Here's how to make the two installation diskettes.
a. Create the floppy Disks
To do it from MS Windows (gasp!), from a Google search, download kern.flp
[1.4M] and rawrite.exe
[35K] from the NBS archives. The first two files are images of the install floppies. Open a command prompt window logged into the download directory..
1] Label floppy diskette #1 as "kern" and insert into floppy disk drive
2] In the command prompt window, type rawrite kern.flp a:
3] Label floppy diskette #2 as "mfsroot" and insert into floppy disk drive
4] In the command prompt window, type rawrite mfsroot.flp a:
b. Booting to the FTP Server
1] Boot workstation to kern diskette and swap to mfsroot diskette when prompted
2] Follow install routine as per CD install until "Choose Installation Media" window
3] Select "Install from an FTP Server"
4] Select "URL"
5] Type URL to FTP directory, i.e. ftp://servername.domain/pub
6] Continue as per CD install