Booting FreeBSD 1.0
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Jun 27 16:51:11 UTC 2013
On Thu, 27 Jun 2013, illoai at gmail.com wrote:
> On 27 June 2013 11:11, illoai at gmail.com <illoai at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 27 June 2013 10:46, Julian H. Stacey <jhs at berklix.com> 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.
>> Is there perhaps a way to emulate a SCSI CD drive?
>> Those tend to work no matter what.
> Aha, from install.txt:
> | CD-ROM drives:
> | Mitsumi CDROM drive with Mitsumi Controller
> | Most SCSI CD-ROM drives on a supported SCSI controller
> So I suppose no IDE.
The cdins_ah.flp image says it supports IDE, but I bet you're right,
that's only for disks. qemu can emulate a SCSI CD-ROM, I think.
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