Problem on installing freebsd5.0 on an old 486
iyn74 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 23 09:28:05 PDT 2003
First of all: forgive my English!! ;)
I'm tring to install on an old 486, with 16mb(!)
ram, 33Mhz, 800Mb disk
and a VGA video..
/stand/sysinstall seems to hang..
I got the kern.flp and mfsroot.flp image
files(and drivers.flp too) from
2 cd's distribution of freebsd5.0, and the other files
for a minimun
Started the pc with the first floppy, changed to the
when asked, and everything seems to be
right till I got: "/stand/sysinstall is runnig an init
on vty0" [on my
1st console, I think.. on the 2nd got a message from
Then nothing more.. It's not freezed, but even
nothing happens;I can only switch from Alt-F1 to
Esc I get "no debugger in the kernel".
Should I change something before booting? Got a
little shell with
10-15 commands.. something about hints?
I've tried different hints(just to see what
like hints.vt.0.disabled, hints.vt.0.at=, before
booting, but nothing changed..
Here is what I see on video:
" Uncomprissig ... done
BTX loader 1.00 btx version is 1.01
console :internal video/keyboard
Bios drive A: is disk0
Bios drive B: is disk1
Bios 639KB/15360KB available memory
freebsd /i386 bootstrap loader, revision 1.1
(root at holling...ect
/kernel text=0x258514 data 0x32040 + 0x45b44|
please insert MFSroot floppy and press enter "
I change the floppy and got the "hit [enter] for
booting immediately.. " message, change the floppy and
preloaded elf kernel
and a lot of other strings i've not copied.
Other two things..
on first console pressing ctrl-t I got:
"load:0.52 cmd:sysintall 1[running] 25,45u 289,04s 0%
load:0.90 cmd:sysintall 1[running] 47,55u 354,64s 0%
load:1.10 cmd:sysintall 1[running] 89,32u 989,04s 0%
load:1.00 cmd:sysintall 1[running] 189,43u 1200,87s
load:1.00 cmd:sysintall 1[running] 467,66u 2904,77s
a b c d
a goes from 0.01 to 1.12 then back to 1.00 constantly
b always grows
c " "
d from 0% to 1%
e always 1068K
On the 2nd console I got:
"DEBUG: ioctl(3,TIOCCONS,NULL) = 0 (success) "
and pressing ctrl-t:
"load:1.00 not a controlling terminal "
I didn't find any kernel configuration menù, as I read
on freebsd handbook.
Better give up and say goodbye to that old,old
thanks in advance, Iynx.
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