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Date:      Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:11:23 -0400
From:      "illoai@gmail.com" <illoai@gmail.com>
To:        "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Booting FreeBSD 1.0
Message-ID:  <CAHHBGkrqypNO7LsiwTr9mMZJqESbsEyBOmc+iELCUwMp27mYMg@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <201306271447.r5REks8P020192@fire.js.berklix.net>
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On 27 June 2013 10:46, Julian H. Stacey <jhs@berklix.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
>
Is there perhaps a way to emulate a SCSI CD drive?
Those tend to work no matter what.

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