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 Smaller system
Author: Paul A. 
Date:   25-09-00 22:40

Any hope for an older system and making a useful install of BSD?
I have a well powered 486DX100, with somewhere in the area of 32Megs of RAM, but I only have two hard drives, one of 240Megs, and one of 170Megs.
I would like to install BSD as a firewall/router for my cable modem but I'm not sure what I need to install to start working with it.
I'm pretty new to the Unix world, but know a lot about hardware and a little bit about programming.

So it's time to learn, and I need to install a useful BSD system on my box and get it running.

One issue I have been consistently having that has been hampering progress is the fact that I can NOT get freebsd to format the 170 Meg drive, it is an LPS by quantum I beleive. No matter what I do it always comes back with a 'bad magic' error. I can format the drive and use it with just about any other operating system, NetBSD will format it and mount it, Linux will format it and mount it, DOS has no problems.

Any advice?

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