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Date:      Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:46:54 +0200
From:      "Julian H. Stacey" <>
To:        Warren Block <>
Subject:   Re: Booting FreeBSD 1.0 
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: Your message "Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:28:25 MDT." <> 

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Warren Block wrote:
> Yes, 1.0, from November 1993.  The install CD is here:
> emulators/qemu boots from the floppy image in the cdinstal directory, 
> but reports "no cdrom found".
> I managed to find a Pentium 4 system with a working floppy drive, found 
> a working disk, made the boot floppy, and then booted it.  It boots and 
> reports the same thing.  Putting the CD drive on a separate IDE bus or 
> as a secondary on the same bus as the hard drive makes no difference. 
> Chipset too new, maybe.
> Any ideas short of "find an original Pentium system that still works"?

I recall FreeBSD CDROM images have had 2 different types of boot
sequences, I think it matched evolving generations of BIOS support.
The change was some years back.  Maybe qemu only supports the newer of the 2
CD boot methods.

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultant, Munich
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