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Date:      Fri, 13 Oct 1995 10:23:56 -0500 (CDT)
From:      John Lengeling <johnl@microware.com>
To:        cam@pinnacle.co.nz (Cam Mander-Merrilees)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD on an Altos 386
Message-ID:  <9510131523.AA13753@snake>
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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> We have an OLD Altos 386 with :
>     8 MB RAM
>     60MB QIC Streaming Tape drive (ESDI ?)
>     1.2 MB 5.25" Floppy disk drive (ESDI ?)
>     Ethernet Card
>     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 
The older 386 based Altos 1000/2000 computers are not PC compatable.  The
later 386s sold after Acer purchased Altos are PC compatable.  Pop open the 386
and if it looks like the insides of a PC with ISA bus then you have a chance
at running FreeBSD, otherwise no.  

John Lengeling
johnl@microware.com



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