I can not install FreeBSD 5.3 in an old Pentium 100 MHz
ea1abz at wanadoo.es
Tue Nov 30 08:30:27 PST 2004
Brian Bobowski wrote:
> Well, salvage any hardware that you can; you never know, you just
>might find a compatible motherboard without a CPU, and then you'll be
>able to mix and match. (Speaking as someone who's missed too many
>scrounging opportunities, here.)
Thanks for answering. I mainly use my Athlon 1.2 GHz computer, but I
have an ethernet link with the old Pentium (which us situated at another
room in my house) just to test and learn about networks and OSes. I have
been playing with Debian Linux and I am a satisfied user, but I would
like to test the well known FreeBSD. I wanted to test the "solid rocks"
that they claim, and I am sure that it is. Never had a problem with
Linux in this old machine, and even older ones that I have tested. I
ordered the four cdrom discs distribution and was nervous waiting for
them to arrive. In the meantime I was reading the FreeBSD documentation
to be prepared to install it as soon as disc arrived. The discs arrived,
I intalled them at the athlon in a few minutes, and I had a wonderful
fvwm desktop working quickly. I tested some ports downloading and
compiling, everything was perfect. It works!. I went to the old computer
to repeat the same successfull install :-( . I am a novice in FreeBSD
and I was lost and disappointed with this unexpected booting failure. I
am a boy that likes to solve the problems till the end. I do not like to
abandon at the first attempt, so I said to me:" Ramiro, do not abandon
and investigate it further!" ;-) I was reading docs hard during 3 days,
and my only oportunity was this mailing-list. I hoped that some gurus
will solve my problem, mut only Ted answered.
> Speaking for myself, I often will hold my peace if I feel that
someone >else has adequately answered the question; I'll only throw in
an >additional contribution if I feel it's necessary, that is, either
the >first to respond has left something out or they've stated something
I >think is incorrect or, at least, not appropriate to the OP's query. I
>just thought that was mailing-list typical; if you don't have anything
>to add that hasn't been said, some people just won't waste the
>bandwidth. This is certainly the right place for general questions
>about the OS and getting it to run; if the experienced residents of
the >list don't think it is the right place for something, they'll often
>advise you of such and even CC to the right list(which you could then
>sign up to through the mailman interface if you want to follow such
>things). Overall it's a pretty friendly bunch; you'd have to be quite
>obnoxious to actually incur wrath.
Thank you Brian, at least I know that there is people at the list, and
If I have not received any answers apart from Ted's, I have only two
ways of solving my problem:
1- install 4.10 and forget upgrading anymore.
2- throw the pentium away
3- install Debian again (it will mean that I have lost the fight) :-( .
> As an aside, when you reply to or forward e-mail, especially to a
>list, it's usually considered better form(because it keeps thoughts
>flowing in the right direction) to only include what's relevant to
your >reply(especially if the replied-to message is long), and to
include >your comments AFTER the text you're replying to.
I apologize for this newbie mistake. I do not know why I did it so bad.
I am used to write in the Debian mailing lists and I am used to answer
at the end. Perhaps I was anxious of getting help. :-) Sorry again.
Thank you for your help.
PS: I am sorry, my english is so poor that I can not say everything I am
thinking about. Perhaps I do not talk in a polite manner.
Long life to free software!
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