Wojciech Puchar wrote:
installation cdrom.

i want to create a series of 'dumb terminals' which can ssh -Y into a

make X server running - you will be able to remotely use X apps too.

faster machine. if necessary i suppose i can floppy in and then install
via nfs. or i can setup the hd on another machine that does support the
install cdrom and then transfer to the older machine.

here are the specific questions:

1. do older machines work better with older versions of freebsd?

should work with FreeBSD 7, but i would rather use 6.*

2. if i dd a hd (with freebsd) onto another hd will i have a problem
with the mbr and be unable to boot?

no. it will work

You can use rdump this way, I have done it many many times to "clone" a server from one piece of hardware to another.

Boot with a live filesystem CD on the target machine
Mount your partitions under /mnt/ufs.1, /mnt/ufs.2, /mnt/ufs.3 (etc)
Then rdump from the source machine
Edit your conf files

Easy as pie ;^)


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