[Soekris] Installing FreeBSD 6.1 on a 2.5" Hitachi for Soekris
ojala at iki.fi
Mon Aug 28 10:50:45 UTC 2006
> I do this quite often - FreeBSD 5.4 or 5.5, an IBM Thinkpad I
> keep around for such purposes, and off you go. I use the Hitachi
> microdrives and I hook them up with an external USB adaptor. Once
> the install is complete the last step is to edit /etc/fstab since
> the device names for USB install are not the same as IDE - swap the
> 'da' references with 'ad' and it should go. Installing to a 2.5"
> drive with an old laptop should be even easier - drive stuff
> shouldn't even need changed.
That's what I would think as well, but there must be something odd
with those Hitachi 2.5" drives. Google did reveal others have had
difficulties as well but I couldn't find any solutions.
Anyway, I do have a 4G Hitachi microdrive that is even better for my
purposes than the 2.5" drives and right now FreeBSD 6.1 is installing
on it.. Thanks for mentioning it, it was laying just front of me on
the desk ;-)
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