64bit P4 vs mfsBSD

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat Aug 8 11:25:57 UTC 2015

On Sat, 8 Aug 2015 11:06:07 +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> Hi,
> this e-mail reminded me of an old machine of mine. It only worked up to
> FreeBSD 7.x. FreeBSD 8.0 also did not boot as some hardware support was
> dropped those days. You might be affected by something like this too.

This is quite possible. I remember a different machine where
I wanted to perform some data recovery, and _had to_ boot it
with FreeBSD 5, because 7 - 10 wouldn't detect the disks (and
the disks were _not_ detected in other machines as well).

> PS
> My machine was a Pentium class machine, I think not even Pentium II or
> III.

I still have a fully functional Pentium II with 300 MHz here
and less than 512 MB RAM. It runs FreeBSD 5 (and a wide set of
applications) with the speed that's typically experienced on
today's state-of-the-art computers with plentycore CPUs and
Gigs of RAM and endless hard disks - but of course with today's
bloatware (or even crapware) installed. :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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