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Date:      Sun, 1 Jul 2001 16:46:52 -0400
From:      Greg Lehey <>
To:        Simen Brekken <>
Subject:   Re: Things noticed while reading the Handbook
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c1023e$07422d90$0100a8c0@simen>; from on Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 08:03:27PM +0200
References:  <000001c1023e$07422d90$0100a8c0@simen>

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On Thursday, 28 June 2001 at 20:03:27 +0200, Simen Brekken wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a moderately experienced user, on my way to Free BSD glory. I've been
> reading the handbook pretty carefully and I've discovered some
> quirks/potential improvements:
> 7.4. The Configuration File:
> Q: "All PCs supported by FreeBSD have one of these. If you have an IBM PS/2
> (Micro Channel Architecture), you cannot run FreeBSD at this time (support
> is being worked on)."
> A: I understand that isa is probably a standard used throughout my whole
> system but I got a bit confused since my system only contains PCI and AGP
> cards. Perhaps a note should say that you need to include isa support even
> if you system doesn't have any ISA cards.

Hmm.  This is a bit old and mouldy.  What it should be saying is that
FreeBSD doesn't support the MCA bus.  Many modern systems don't have
an ISA bus.  If you want to fix the text (take your time, look around
at other bitrot), I'm sure you'll find somebody to commit it for you.

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