Install on 486 with floppy reboots after mfsroot
bbowman at vistacraft.com
Thu Feb 12 13:26:24 PST 2004
Oh boy, I guess that I've either got to find more RAM, find an
older/stripped down version of FreeBSD, or give up.
I looked around a little, how would I find a skinnier version
of FreeBSD for this old box.
Also, does anybody have any ideas (besides ebay) on how I would
find some really old 60ns SIMMS for that box for cheap?
Thanks so far, you've been quite responsive.
>--- Original Message ---
>From: Bob Johnson <bob88 at eng.ufl.edu>
>To: bbowman at vistacraft.com
>Date: 2/12/04 11:43:38 AM
Warren Block wrote:
>>On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Brent Bowman wrote:
>>>> I get to the end of step "184.108.40.206 Booting for the i386"
>>>> tells to boot the kernel and no matter what I do, it just
>>>> computer! Therefore it looses whatever it tried to put
in memory and
>>>> starts over again. How can I get it to go to the kernel
>>>> My Hardware:
>>>> IBM PS/Valuepoint 486 33MHz
>>>> 8 MB RAM
>> This is likely the problem. The install needs more than 8M,
>> between 12 and 16M last I heard.
>> If it helps, I have a Valuepoint 486 DX2/66 with 32M of RAM
>> 4.8 flawlessly.
>I've got 4.9 running on a 486/33 with 20 MB of RAM, so if you
>up that much it should be sufficient. It works fine as a personal
>server with Courier, except that the IMAP folders containing
>messages cause huge amounts of thrashing when I open them.
>It also takes nearly three days to build 4.9 from source on
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