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Re: Old Pentium Installation Woes
At 10:31 AM 6/10/2002 -0500, Brandon Young wrote:
>Hello all, I have been trying unsuccesfully for two days to get OpenBSD to
>install on one of two old 60 MHz Pentiums. I am experienceing the same
>behavior on both machines. At power on, the machine posts, counts the RAM,
>and detects the hard disks (and, as usual, displays detected drives on the
>screen). It then boots off the OpenBSD-3.1 floppy [I'm trying to do an ftp
>install]. During the boot process, I'm reading the dmesg as it scrolls by
>and notice it never reports any information about the hard disk.
I've had this a couple times with a couple older HP pentium machines. In
both cases upgrading the BIOS to the latest possible image made it work
like a champ. You might try that.
Another thing that I've done in these situations is to put a seperate IDE
controller in. This has also resulted in substantially better performance
at least once. This is also a good idea since unfriendly controllers may
be a source of angst down the road.
Just a couple ideas.