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Date:      Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:46:54 +0200
From:      "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com>
To:        Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Booting FreeBSD 1.0 
Message-ID:  <201306271447.r5REks8P020192@fire.js.berklix.net>
In-Reply-To: Your message "Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:28:25 MDT." <alpine.BSF.2.00.1306270820200.1930@wonkity.com> 

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Warren Block wrote:
> Yes, 1.0, from November 1993.  The install CD is here:
> http://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/FreeBSD-1.0-RELEASE/
> 
> 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.

Cheers,
Julian
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