Some laptops do come with COM ports still. Usually they are the business models. For example, the Dell Latitude 820's have them.
-----Original Message----- From: owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Pongthep Kulkrisada Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 11:35 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: FreeBSD 7.1R on laptop Hi all, I am using FBSD 7.1R on PC. But yesterday (8 Mar 09) my hard disk was physically broken. My machine is very old anyway. So I want to buy a new laptop (notebook). I have some questions. 1. Previously I use ADSL but now I go back to 56k serial modem. The problem is new laptops do not provide COM port (/dev/cuad?). I must use internal modem built with the laptop. I'm not sure whether this internal modem can be found by FBSD 7.1R or not. If not, how to do? (Sorry I never used laptop.) 2. Previously, I used LILO boot manager (from Linux) for selecting FBSD, Linux or WinXP. But nowadays most of the time I use only FBSD and don't use Linux at all. So I don't want to waste the space installing linux on my new laptop. But I use XP occassionally. I need to know whether FBSD boot manager can select and boot XP or not? How to do it? I didn't find it in the handbook. Note that I know grub. But I really want to know the way, the system provide. Because I have a long story of this problem. Once (5 years ago) I installed FBSD success but without caution. I rebooted then I could not run the freshly installed system. Because there was no options for selecting the new system. :-( That time I ended up with LILO to fix the problem. But this time I just don't want to install Linux. So I want to use only what, the system provides. Thanks, Pongthep _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"