freebsd7 on older machines

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat May 10 12:23:12 UTC 2008

> installation cdrom.
> i want to create a series of 'dumb terminals' which can ssh -Y into a

make X server running - you will be able to remotely use X apps too.

> faster machine. if necessary i suppose i can floppy in and then install
> via nfs. or i can setup the hd on another machine that does support the
> install cdrom and then transfer to the older machine.
> here are the specific questions:
> 1. do older machines work better with older versions of freebsd?

should work with FreeBSD 7, but i would rather use 6.*

> 2. if i dd a hd (with freebsd) onto another hd will i have a problem
> with the mbr and be unable to boot?

no. it will work

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