FreeBsd , I REALLY need some help :-)

Peter Ulrich Kruppa root at
Tue Nov 4 06:47:58 PST 2003

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Nic Bergen wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to install freebsd on an old i486 (75mhz) with 40mb ram
> I have two harddrives 260 and 349mb.
First of all: it is absolutely possible to install a basic
FreeBSD on this kind of hardware. I never had any problems with
mitsumi cd-drives.
Do you have a possibility to check if the cd drive still works
correctly? (Perhaps with windows or on a different machine?)



> I am booting with the kern and mfsroot floppies.
> I can get everything right and working following the documentation on
> the site up to making the root,swap,...etc.
> But when I finish this and the installation begins I get an error about
> no such device or media.
> It appears that the program can't find my cd-rom drive.
> It is a rather old 24x mitsumi cd-rom drive and it is set as slave to
> the primary harddrive.
> I cannot find a solution on this site.
> What should I do,where do I begin.
> Have you got any other suggestion considering my pc.
> By the way what kind of userinterface will I get with a minimum install??
> Cheers
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