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Date:      Thu, 12 Oct 1995 17:26:20 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Julian Elischer <julian@ref.tfs.com>
To:        cam@pinnacle.co.nz (Cam Mander-Merrilees)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD on an Altos 386
Message-ID:  <199510130026.RAA06206@ref.tfs.com>
In-Reply-To: <199510122234.LAA19350@kiwi.pinnacle.co.nz> from "Cam Mander-Merrilees" at Oct 13, 95 11:34:43 am

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The install floppies files are 1.2MB long exactly so that they can
fit on a 1.2MB floppy disk.

> 
> We have an OLD Altos 386 with :
>     8 MB RAM
>     60MB QIC Streaming Tape drive (ESDI ?)
>     1.2 MB 5.25" Floppy disk drive
>     Ethernet Card
what kind?
>     370 MB SCSI Hard Drive
> 
> We have FreeBSD 2.0.5 and would like to run this on the above machine.  Is
> there any way we can install FreeBSD on this machine since it does not have
> a 3.5" Floppy drive ??  We have a number of PC's connected on our TCP/IP
> network which have 3.5" Floppy drives...   We have a number of Unix (different 


> flavours) on the network also...
> 
> Is this possible ???
I would expect it to work..
the disk will be very tight.
you'll only be able to instal a 'minimal system'

> 
> Thanks in advance
> Campbell Mander-Merrilees              e-mail : cam@pinnacle.co.nz
>   Analyst / Programmer                 Voice  : +64.9.489.7020
>   Pinnacle Software                    Fax    : +64.9.489.7040
>   Auckland, NZ
> 
> 
> 




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