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Date:      18 Oct 2003 13:16:19 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, "Frederick Bowes" <fred@k1x.org>
Subject:   Re: Pentium 120 reboots after loading mfsroot floppy.
Message-ID:  <4465imsbz0.fsf@be-well.ilk.org>
In-Reply-To: <.128.250.18.41.1066262739.squirrel@www.k1x.org>
References:  <.128.250.18.41.1066262739.squirrel@www.k1x.org>

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"Frederick Bowes" <fred@k1x.org> writes:

> I was hoping to try out FreeBSD on an old machine I have been given
> (Pentium 120, 514MB HD, 8mb ram) and it reboots after loading the mfsroot
> floppy disk. You insert the disk, it goes /|\|/ for a while then reboots.
> 
> What might cause this problem?

Depends on the FreeBSD version you're trying.

You might just be short on memory, though; a system should still be
able to run in less memory that, but it may need more to install.  I'd
expect it to get further than that point, though.



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