At 03:39 PM 5/9/2008, prad wrote:
i can't seem to boot the cdrom on older hardware (500MHz and down).
i read somewhere that the older drives aren't supported by the
installation cdrom.

i want to create a series of 'dumb terminals' which can ssh -Y into a
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?
2. if i dd a hd (with freebsd) onto another hd will i have a problem
with the mbr and be unable to boot?
3. are there any other ideas for install?

In friendship,

Your older computer probably doesn't support booting from CD. You can get a third party BIOS to upgrade your system. Or create boot floppies to start the install.

Once you get a version installed keep it up to date using cvsup or the new binary update utility.


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