cracked out floppy install

Michael C. Shultz reso3w83 at
Mon Feb 7 18:14:49 PST 2005

On Monday 07 February 2005 06:07 pm, daniel wrote:
> i've been trying to install freebsd-5.3RELEASE on this old computer
> on and off for days now.  i downloaded the floppies, watched the
> thing boot and each and every time, it'll get to the little beastie
> prompt where it counts down and is *supposed* to run sysinst but
> instead, it just reboots!
> i even went out and bought a new set of floppies and it still doesn't
> work, so i'm posting here.  suggestions?  comments?  here's my specs:
>   amd-k6 133mhz
>   16mb ram
>   4gb hd

You could try to use freebsd-4.11.  I had the same problem with
tying to boot an amd-k6 450mhz from a FreeBSD-5.3 cdrom, yet
it worked fine from a  4.10 cdrom.


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