Mr. Praveen Kumar, Research Fellow, Physical Oceanography Division, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India has written a manual for ferret installation. This manual is now online on the ferret site. It will be especially useful for beginners in their ferret ventures.

ferret.pmel.noaa.gov/Ferret/downloads/ferret-installation-and-update-guide

(When on this page, search for "ferret_installation_example.pdf")

The direct link to download this file is:
ftp://ftp.pmel.noaa.gov/ferret/pub/d...on_example.pdf

Good Luck