FreeBSD 2.0.5 Release
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Mon Jan 4 14:51:01 UTC 2010
2010/1/4 Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com>
> On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 7:32 AM, Paul Shi <shihang at hkusua.hku.hk> wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > I am looking for a FreeBSD release which is most similar to 4.4 BSD-Lite
> > and
> > I chose FreeBSD 2.0.5, the oldest release since 4.4 BSD-Lite. However,
> > after
> > downloading iso file from archive
> > <
> > >
> > and burning to CDROM, it still will not boot from CDROM. The burning
> > process
> > should be fine since I just got it correctly as some of you may be aware.
> > So
> > I wondering if it is possible that the ISO file has been broken. Is there
> > any one who maintains older archive know the validity of ISO file. Thank
> > you
> > very much!
> > Your sincerely,
> > Paul Shi
> > Electronic and Communication Engineering Senior
> > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
> > University of Hong Kong
> Those first FreeBSD releases can NOT boot from present IDE or SATA CD-ROM
> drives but from older type drives such as previous Sound Blaster sound card
> attached CD-ROM drives which they are NOT IDE drives .
> Please check this issue .
> I do NOT know how to generate an .iso from those older FreeBSD sources to
> enable them to boot from IDE or SATA CD-ROM drives or from USB sticks .
> Perhaps you may start booting from floppies . The manual associated with
> FreeBSD 2.0.5 may contain information about booting from floppies .
> Thank you very much .
> Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
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get the usb live cd of freebsd 8. Slice up the disk how you want and format
as ufs1 (not 2), mount the fs up, set the destdir up then manually install
the distributions ( eg cd base; ./install.sh ), finally install the boot
blocks onto the hard drive
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