Install on 486 with floppy reboots after mfsroot
matthew at netway.com
Thu Feb 12 13:31:42 PST 2004
On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Brent Bowman wrote:
> Oh boy, I guess that I've either got to find more RAM, find an
> older/stripped down version of FreeBSD, or give up.
Well, if i was you i would get on the phone and call every
household that you think has a basement full of junk.
They will more than likely have an old computer down
there you can take the ram from.
> I looked around a little, how would I find a skinnier version
> of FreeBSD for this old box.
Did you try 3.5-RELEASE and cvsup to stable? I still run 3.4 and 3.5.
> Also, does anybody have any ideas (besides ebay) on how I would
> find some really old 60ns SIMMS for that box for cheap?
If you were standing right next to me I would throw some at you :P
Are you in some strange region where it is difficult to find old ram?
I am sure a second hand pc shop will gladly give you 32mb ram (come
in pairs) for 5 bucks. 10 at most.
> 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 "126.96.36.199 Booting for the i386=99"
> where it
> >>>> tells to boot the kernel and no matter what I do, it just
> reboots the
> >>>> 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
> that runs
> >> 4.8 flawlessly.
> >I've got 4.9 running on a 486/33 with 20 MB of RAM, so if you
> can scrape
> >up that much it should be sufficient. It works fine as a personal
> >server with Courier, except that the IMAP folders containing
> over 10,000
> >messages cause huge amounts of thrashing when I open them.
> >several minutes.
> >It also takes nearly three days to build 4.9 from source on
> a 486/33...
> >- Bob
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