Installing FreeBSD on Laptop

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Jun 2 14:13:16 PDT 2003

"Gunther, Dean (Dean)" <dgunther at> writes:

> I have a Midwest Micro Elite Soundbook laptop that I would like to install FreeBSD on. 
> The box is a Pentium 75, with 40MB of RAM and a 2GB hard drive so it should be doable.
> I started out to try an load from an ftp site using the 3COM 3C589D PCMCIA card but was
> unable to figure out how to get FreeBSD to recognize the card.  I have a BackPack CD-ROM
> drive (parallel port connection) that I use with the laptop, but I was unable to find any information
> on whether or not I could get it to work to install FreeBSD.

Are you installing FreeBSD 4.8?
[If not, try it; that's the latest release, and the hardware notes say
that it supports that card.]

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