On Tuesday, 16 January 2001 at  9:28:43 -0500, Will Andrews wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 09:16:14AM -0500, Kenneth Wayne Culver wrote:
>> Wont this make installing using sysinstall a bit hard? I know the generic
>> kernel includes all the CPU lines, so that all cpu's are recognized... so
>> are you going to just take this line out of the generic kernel, and have a
>> special kern.flp disk with a generic kernel that only has the i386 support
>> in it?
> I don't think it's worth the effort.  By the time 5.0-RELEASE goes out,
> the 386 will have been around for over 10 years (actually I think it has
> already reached that point and gone beyond).  There are not likely to be
> many more installs of FreeBSD on 386's, let alone 5.x installs.
> People who *really* want to install 5.x on a 386 can generate their own
> kernel and such.

Don't forget that the i386 is still a popular CPU for embedded work.
Of course, embedded people will have less of an issue with sysinstall.

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