Information needed for Dolch 386 portable computer 1985´s with

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sat Aug 9 07:51:43 UTC 2014

On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 03:28:17PM -1000, Kent Kuriyama wrote:
> Krisztina,
> Al Plant's advice works if you are able to boot into single user mode.
>  When you boot your Dolch you should be given the option to boot either
> single or multi-user.  Booting into single user will give you a shell
> prompt at which point you are 'root'.  Mount the file system as Al advises
> and you can then reset the root password.
> If for some reason you can't boot into single user mode then you try
> booting a version of the FreeBSD CD ROM into 'repair mode' and then mount
> the Dolch's hard drive to reset the password.  Old versions of FreeBSD are
> available at:

That machine probably doesn't have a CD-ROM drive. As far as I could tell It
has a 5.25" floppy as standard equipment, and a 3.5" floppy as an option.

We're talking seriously ancient hardware here.

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