what can i do with a 486?

deeptech71 at gmail.com deeptech71 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 13:45:01 UTC 2007

Had more time to do tests.

Gray, David W wrote:
> Ummm, nobody has mentioned it, but a more modren machine vs. a really
> old bios - 
> the "No operating system" message is a classic sign of a geometry
> mismatch - the
> new BIOS is probably mapping the drive differently (since it undoubtedly
> can handle
> multi-gig drives vs 500M for the old BIOS.)

No, as the FreeBSD floppies don't work either.

Darren Pilgrim wrote:
 > A few stupid questions:
 > - Are you using dedicated mode?  Most older computers require the use of
 > a DOS partition table (slices).
 > - Are you making sure to set the active partition?

Of course, if the FreeBSD installer does that.


About the Linux OS's floppies, some work, but not much.

Conclusion: this crap is going back to the ashcan.

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