Subject: Re: Install NetBSD 1.5.2 on 486 with Phoenix BIOS?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thomas Mueller <email@example.com>
Date: 03/23/2002 04:23:12
> I bet if you searched hard enough, you could find a
> bios update for that thing. That would probably be the
> first place to start if you know it gives you
That Phoenix BIOS dates to 1994, and I don't think BIOSes were
flash-upgradeable back in those days. I looked once for BIOS update but
couldn't find anything. Maybe I'd need a hardware chip. That old computer is
not really worth spending any serious money on, probably not worth spending any
serious time on. But I am curious to see if I can work around the bugs and
install Linux or NetBSD so as to be able to read the CD-ROM. It is a
Cx486DX2-S at 66 MHz with 20 MB RAM, so I don't think I can run any current
graphic web browsers with acceptable speed.