> > Support for the 80386 processor has been removed from the GENERIC > > kernel. The default FreeBSD kernel is now more optimized for modern > > CPUs. No longer do you have to settle for performance draining > > compatibility with hardware you haven't owned in a decade. > > I don't feel this is a good decision. (I still have a 486, act as > a small server and a 286 witch is in storage) This basally means > that any one who doesn't have the latest processor can't install > FreeBSD. (I could be wrong) Having a option during the installation > to use GENERIC or PENTIUM (IV) would be far better. A option to > enable/disable hardware compile one own kernel would be great to. I > never owned any SCSI devices in a decade.
Be careful that you are not asking for something that is too one-sided. FreeBSD-CURRENT is aimed at the bleeding edge. The fact that it runs AT ALL on your hardware is GOOD. _However_, FreeBSD is not going to let CURRENT be held back to some low denominator that is no longer commercially available. Support has only been dropped for the _default_ install. You can still build a custom kernel for 80386. You are in the minority. You have a way to run FreeBSD-CURRENT, you just don't have it in the default install. :-) M -- Mark Murray Beware! I'm umop ap!sdn To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message