Installation failed on an old Toshiba 2540CDS laptop

csanyipal

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#1
Hi,

I have an old Toshiba Satellite 2540CDS laptop.

It's specs are:
333MHz AMD K6-2 processor
PCI BUS (v.2.1): (32-bit, 33 MHz)
ISA BUS: 16-bit, 8.25 MHz
64Mbit EDO DRAM

I started the installation process with the
FreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso

and at the BTX halted.
I attached an image on which one can see the output of the BTX loader.

How can I solve this problem?

Best, Pal
 

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tingo

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#2
Are you sure that FreeBSD 12 will work at all on a machine with only 64 megs of RAM?
That said, there were bootloader changes in '12. Have you tried FreeBSD 11.2-release on that machine? Does it boot, or does it fail?
 
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csanyipal

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Are you sure that FreeBSD 12 will work at all on a machine with only 64 megs of RAM?
That said, there were bootloader changes in '12. Have you tried FreeBSD 11.2-release on that machine? Does it boot, or does it fail?
I am not sure at all.
I have not tried FreeBSD 11.2-release on this machine yet.
But, I will not try it because if the newest FreeBSD can't run on this old machine, then I want not to install it on it at all.
Because I want some Free Operating System to have run on this old machine if it is possible at all.
I am in the middle of buying a 128MB RAM for this old machine.
If I get this RAM and install it, would it help then to install the newest FreeBSD system on this machine?
 

Lanakus

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#5
With 128 MB RAM you may succeed :D. But with this old model I suggest to go with NetBSD if you want a free OS on it
 
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