IBM 600E laptop installation

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Thu Aug 25 09:14:33 PDT 2005

On Thu, August 25, 2005 1:02 am, Matthew Dillon said:

>     You can try bypassing /boot/loader by breaking out of the boot
>     sequence at the boot2 prompt, then booting the kernel directly.
>     I'm not entirely sure that that works with the CD, but you can try
>     (hitting escape before /boot/loader loads).

I couldn't get it to break out, but I did find some other information:

1.0A CD: works
11/18/2004 stable image: works
1.2.5 RELEASE CD: crashes as described (LATEST image from chlamidiya)
1.2.0 RELEASE CD: prints this:

CD Loaded 1.01

Building the boot loader arguments
Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found
Reloacting the loader and the BTX
Starting the BTX loader

and then it freezes.

When did we significantly change from the FreeBSD boot loader, and does it
intersect with this time frame?  I suppose I can install 1.0A and update,
though it'll take a looong time on an older laptop like this.

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