Booting FreeBSD 1.0
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Jun 27 16:47:23 UTC 2013
On Thu, 27 Jun 2013, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> Warren Block wrote:
>> Yes, 1.0, from November 1993. The install CD is here:
>> emulators/qemu boots from the floppy image in the cdinstal directory,
>> but reports "no cdrom found".
>> I managed to find a Pentium 4 system with a working floppy drive, found
>> a working disk, made the boot floppy, and then booted it. It boots and
>> reports the same thing. Putting the CD drive on a separate IDE bus or
>> as a secondary on the same bus as the hard drive makes no difference.
>> Chipset too new, maybe.
>> Any ideas short of "find an original Pentium system that still works"?
> I recall FreeBSD CDROM images have had 2 different types of boot
> sequences, I think it matched evolving generations of BIOS support.
> The change was some years back. Maybe qemu only supports the newer of the 2
> CD boot methods.
On the P4 system, the CD would boot but hang. None of the other systems
would boot from the CD, so I think you're right.
Just tried a Celeron 600 system, with the same results. Whatever
hardware the IDE/Adaptec floppy is expecting is not quite what it finds.
The CD light does not even blink when it tries to "find the cdrom".
UDMA disabled, 40-wire IDE cable, manually master/slave or different
bus, none have made a difference.
On the positive side, the floppy boots reliably.
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