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Date:      Fri, 10 Feb 1995 16:39:38 -0800
From:      David Greenman <davidg@Root.COM>
To:        alf@pdx.nwrel.org
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Hardware configuration 
Message-ID:  <199502110039.QAA00321@corbin.Root.COM>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 10 Feb 95 16:17:47 PST." <9502110017.AA21867@nwrel.org> 

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>I've been asked to set up a PD Unix on the following machine:
>
>  NCR PC 486 / MC (micro channel?) 33mhz
>  SCSI
>  Black Box Connex 10bt ethernet card
>
>Unfortunately that is all the information I have about the machine.
>The boobs who own the machine are about as computer savy as a dead
>opossum covered with maggots on the side of a road.  You know, the
>type that are still looking for the "Any" key on the keyboard.  ;-)
>Anyways, I don't have access to the hardware, and I need to find out
>if their gear will be able to run FreeBSD before driving a few hundred
>miles to help them install it.

   Unfortunately, FreeBSD it not support on Micro Channel machines. So if the
machine is a Micro Channel machine, it won't work.

>I would really rather put FreeBSD 2.0 than something like Linux on
>it since... well, it's so much better than Linux...  :)  Does anyone
>know if it (FreeBSD 2.0) will support this hardware (the ether card
>in particular)?

   The ethernet card is probably an NE2000 clone so that won't likely be a
problem. The Micro Channel, however, is a show stopper.

-DG



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