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Date:      Wed, 08 Jun 2005 20:13:01 +0800
From:      Erich Dollansky <oceanare@pacific.net.sg>
To:        sydoh@fidalgo.net
Cc:        hackers@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Version 4.4 sick and dying
Message-ID:  <42A6E0CD.90704@pacific.net.sg>
In-Reply-To: <000001c56bdd$58f5b7d0$24ce3442@huffakerw0m4f2>
References:  <000001c56bdd$58f5b7d0$24ce3442@huffakerw0m4f2>

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Hi,

Sydney Hole & Owen Huffaker wrote:

> Wonder if you can give me a little advise.
> 
But not much more.
> 
> I do have a copy of BSD 4.5 and 5.o from a FreeBSD Unleashed book by Michael
> Urban and Brian Tieman.  I also have the absolute BSD by Michael Lucas.
> 
I would not touch them as they are really old.

Can you download either 4.11 or 5.4, burn a CD and start from scratch?

It would save you a lot of time as the original disk is dead anyway.

All you could do is a copying the rescuded data over after the systems 
works again.

I expect that it would be hard to find help here for older versions of 
FreeBSD.

It should not be a problem to run the new versions on old hardware. 
Friends of mine do this all the time without any serious problems.

Erich



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