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authorJohn Fieber <jfieber@FreeBSD.org>1995-10-30 16:18:55 +0000
committerJohn Fieber <jfieber@FreeBSD.org>1995-10-30 16:18:55 +0000
commit3ea2ead1f5b551334e77c5298a651ce6223d0bd0 (patch)
tree3c9f81fe4ec99a8311a1f3921c56dbf538768768 /handbook
parenta594d4d583641ed019af4d7d89b5db93d9c7725b (diff)
Start 2.1-ifying these.
Notes: svn path=/branches/RELENG_2_1_0/; revision=137
Diffstat (limited to 'handbook')
2 files changed, 121 insertions, 43 deletions
diff --git a/handbook/install.sgml b/handbook/install.sgml
index 443dd60b9a..f7e027f5a7 100644
--- a/handbook/install.sgml
+++ b/handbook/install.sgml
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-<!-- $Id: install.sgml,v 1995-10-22 00:50:28 jfieber Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Id: install.sgml,v 1995-10-30 16:18:52 jfieber Exp $ -->
<!-- The FreeBSD Documentation Project -->
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@
(IRQ) and IO port addresses. </item>
<item>Download the <url
- url="ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/2.0.5-RELEASE/UPDATES/boot.flp"
+ url="ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/2.1-RELEASE/floppies/boot.flp"
name="installation boot disk image"> file to your hard
drive, and be sure to tell your browser to
<em>save</em> rather than <em>display</em>.
@@ -191,12 +191,13 @@ Boot:
between MS-DOS and FreeBSD.
+<!-- XXX Status???
<bf>Can I mount my MS-DOS extended partitions?</bf>
This feature isn't in FreeBSD 2.0.5 but should be in 2.1.
We've laid all the groundwork for making this happen, now
we just need to do the last 1 percent of the work involved.
<bf>Can I run MS-DOS binaries under FreeBSD?</bf>
@@ -238,7 +239,6 @@ Boot:
<item>WD1003 (any generic MFM/RLL)
<item>WD1007 (any generic IDE/ESDI)
- <item>WD7000
@@ -246,7 +246,7 @@ Boot:
<item>Adaptec 154x series ISA SCSI controllers
<item>Adaptec 174x series EISA SCSI controller in
standard and enhanced mode.
- <item>Adaptec 274X/284X/2940 <!-- 3940 (in 2.1) -->
+ <item>Adaptec 274x/284x/2940/3940
series EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI controllers
@@ -275,7 +275,7 @@ Boot:
<item>Buslogic 956c PCI SCSI controller
<item>NCR 53C810 and 53C825 PCI SCSI controller.
- <item>NCR5380/NCR53400 ("ProAudio Spectrum") SCSI controller.
+ <item>NCR5380/NCR53400 (``ProAudio Spectrum'') SCSI controller.
<item>DTC 3290 EISA SCSI controller in 1542 emulation mode.
@@ -284,6 +284,9 @@ Boot:
<item>Seagate ST01/02 SCSI controllers.
<item>Future Domain 8xx/950 series SCSI controllers.
+ <item>WD7000 SCSI controllers.
With all supported SCSI controllers, full support is
@@ -295,39 +298,23 @@ Boot:
- <item>Soundblaster SCSI and ProAudio Spectrum SCSI (cd)
- <item>Mitsumi (all models) proprietary interface (mcd)
+ <item>Soundblaster SCSI and ProAudio Spectrum SCSI (<tt>cd</tt>)
+ <item>Mitsumi (all models) proprietary interface (<tt>mcd</tt>)
<item>Matsushita/Panasonic (Creative)
- CR-562/CR-563 proprietary interface (matcd)
- <item>Sony proprietary interface (scd)
+ CR-562/CR-563 proprietary interface (<tt>matcd</tt>)
+ <item>Sony proprietary interface (<tt>scd</tt>)
+ <item>ATAPI IDE interface
+ (experimental and should be considered ALPHA quality!)
+ (<tt>wcd</tt>)
- <bf>Note:</bf> CD-Drives with IDE interfaces are not
- supported at this time.
- Some controllers have limitations with the way they
- deal with &gt;16MB of memory, due to the fact that the
- ISA bus only has a DMA address space of 24 bits. If
- you do your arithmetic, you'll see that this makes it
- impossible to do direct DMA to any address &gt;16MB.
- This limitation is even true of some EISA controllers
- (which are normally 32 bit) when they're configured to
- emulate an ISA card, which they then do in *all*
- respects. This problem is avoided entirely by IDE
- controllers (which do not use DMA), true EISA
- controllers (like the UltraStor, Adaptec 1742A or
- Adaptec 2742) and most VLB (local bus) controllers. In
- the cases where it's necessary, the system will use
- "bounce buffers" to talk to the controller so that you
- can still use more than 16Mb of memory without
- difficulty.
<sect1><heading>Ethernet cards</heading>
+ <item>Allied-Telesis AT1700 and RE2000 cards
<item>SMC Elite 16 WD8013 ethernet interface, and
most other WD8003E, WD8003EBT, WD8003W, WD8013W,
WD8003S, WD8003SBT and WD8013EBT based clones. SMC
@@ -338,7 +325,7 @@ Boot:
<item>DEC DC21140 based NICs (SMC???? DE???)
- <item>Fujitsu MB86960A family of NICs
+ <item>Fujitsu FMV-181 and FMV-182
<item>Intel EtherExpress
@@ -363,6 +350,10 @@ Boot:
Semiconductor are also supported.
+ <p><em>Note:</em> FreeBSD does not currently suppport
+ PnP (plug-n-play) features present on some ethernet
+ cards. If your card has PnP, it should be disabled.
<sect1><heading>Miscellaneous devices</heading>
@@ -387,7 +378,7 @@ Boot:
- FreeBSD currently does NOT support IBM's microchannel
+ FreeBSD currently does not support IBM's microchannel
(MCA) bus, but support is apparently close to
materializing. Details will be posted as the situation
@@ -401,8 +392,8 @@ Boot:
<sect1><heading>Before installing from CDROM</heading>
<p>If your CDROM is of an unsupported type, such as an
- IDE CDROM, then please skip to section 2.3: MS-DOS
- Preparation.
+ IDE CDROM, then please skip to <ref id="install:msdos"
+ name="MS-DOS Preparation">.
There is not a lot of preparatory work that needs to be
done to successfully install from one of Walnut Creek's
@@ -487,7 +478,7 @@ Boot:
- <sect1><heading>Before installing from a MS-DOS partition</heading>
+ <sect1><heading>Before installing from a MS-DOS partition<label id="install:msdos"></heading>
<p>To prepare for installation from an MS-DOS partition,
copy the files from the distribution into a directory
@@ -629,7 +620,7 @@ C> XCOPY /S E:\DISTS C:\FREEBSD\
In order for NFS installation to work, the server
must support "subdir mounts", e.g. if your FreeBSD
- 2.0.5 distribution directory lives on:
+ 2.1 distribution directory lives on:
ziggy:/usr/archive/stuff/FreeBSD Then ziggy will have
to allow the direct mounting of
/usr/archive/stuff/FreeBSD, not just /usr or
@@ -647,7 +638,7 @@ C> XCOPY /S E:\DISTS C:\FREEBSD\
<p>FTP installation may be done from any mirror site
containing a reasonably up-to-date version of FreeBSD
- 2.0.5, a full menu of reasonable choices from almost
+ 2.1, a full menu of reasonable choices from almost
anywhere in the world being provided by the FTP site
@@ -658,11 +649,8 @@ C> XCOPY /S E:\DISTS C:\FREEBSD\
choice in that menu. A URL can also be a direct IP
address, so the following would work in the absence
of a name server: <tscreen>
- <em><bf>NOTE:</bf> Substitute "ALPHA" for "RELEASE"
- during the ALPHA test period!</em>
If you are installing through a firewall then you
should probably select ``Passive mode'' ftp, which is
the default. If you are talking to a server which
diff --git a/handbook/relnotes.sgml b/handbook/relnotes.sgml
index 14fa2a648b..157e5bdfb7 100644
--- a/handbook/relnotes.sgml
+++ b/handbook/relnotes.sgml
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-<!-- $Id: relnotes.sgml,v 1995-10-22 00:50:33 jfieber Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Id: relnotes.sgml,v 1995-10-30 16:18:55 jfieber Exp $ -->
<!-- The FreeBSD Documentation Project -->
@@ -7,6 +7,95 @@
<sect><heading>About this release<label id="relnotes"></heading>
+ <p>FreeBSD is a freely available, full source 4.4 BSD
+ Lite based release for Intel i386/i486/Pentium (or
+ compatible) based PC's. It is based primarily on
+ software from U.C. Berkeley's CSRG group, with some
+ enhancements from NetBSD, 386BSD, and the Free Software
+ Foundation.
+ Since our release of FreeBSD 2.0 one year ago, the
+ performance, feature set, and stability of FreeBSD has
+ improved dramatically. The largest change is a
+ revamped VM system with a merged VM/file buffer cache
+ that not only increases performance, but reduces
+ FreeBSD's memory footprint, making a 5MB configuration
+ a more acceptable minimum. Other enhancements include
+ full NIS client and server support, transaction TCP
+ support, dial-on-demand PPP, an improved SCSI
+ subsystem, early ISDN support, support for FDDI and
+ Fast Ethernet (100Mbit) adapters, improved support for
+ the Adaptec 2940 (WIDE and narrow) and many hundreds of
+ bug fixes.
+ We've also taken the comments and suggestions of many
+ of our users to heart and have attempted to provide
+ what we hope is a more sane and easily understood
+ installation process. Your feedback on this
+ (constantly evolving) process is especially welcome!
+ In addition to the base distributions, FreeBSD offers a
+ new ported software collection with some 350 commonly
+ sought-after programs. The list of ports ranges from
+ http (WWW) servers, to games, languages, editors and
+ almost everything in between. The entire ports
+ collection requires only 10MB of storage, all ports
+ being expressed as ``deltas'' to their original sources.
+ This makes it much easier for us to update ports, and
+ greatly reduces the disk space demands made by the
+ older 1.0 ports collection. To compile a port, you
+ simply change to the directory of the program you wish
+ to install, type make and let the system do the rest.
+ The full original distribution for each port you build
+ is retrieved dynamically off of CDROM or a local ftp
+ site, so you need only enough disk space to build the
+ ports you want. (Almost) every port is also provided
+ as a pre-compiled "package" which can be installed with
+ a simple command (pkg_add) by those who do not wish to
+ compile their own ports from source.
+ A number of additional documents which you may find
+ very helpful in the process of installing and using
+ FreeBSD may now also be found in the
+ <bf>/usr/share/doc</bf> directory. You may view the
+ manuals with any HTML capable browser with the
+ following URLs:
+ <descrip>
+ <tag>The FreeBSD handbook</tag>
+ <htmlurl url="file:/usr/share/doc/handbook/handbook.html">
+ <tag>The FreeBSD FAQ</tag>
+ <htmlurl url="file:/usr/share/doc/FAQ/freebsd-faq.html">
+ </descrip>
+ You can also visit the master (and most frequently
+ updated) copies at <htmlurl
+ url="http://www.freebsd.org"
+ name="http://www.freebsd.org">.
+ The core of FreeBSD does not contain DES code which
+ would inhibit its being exported outside the United
+ States. There is an add-on package to the core
+ distribution, for use only in the United States, that
+ contains the programs that normally use DES. The
+ auxiliary packages provided separately can be used by
+ anyone. A freely (from outside the U.S.) exportable
+ European distribution of DES for our non-U.S. users
+ also exists and is described in the <htmlurl
+ url="../FAQ/freebsd-faq.html" name="FreeBSD FAQ">.
+ If password security for FreeBSD is all you need, and
+ you have no requirement for copying encrypted passwords
+ from different hosts (Suns, DEC machines, etc) into
+ FreeBSD password entries, then FreeBSD's MD5 based
+ security may be all you require! We feel that our
+ default security model is more than a match for DES,
+ and without any messy export issues to deal with. If
+ you're outside (or even inside) the U.S., give it a
+ try!
+<![ IGNORE [
<p>Since our first release of FreeBSD 1.0 nearly two
years ago, FreeBSD has changed dramatically. Since
release 2.0, FreeBSD has been based on the Berkeley BSD
@@ -501,3 +590,4 @@
ask about them!
+]]> \ No newline at end of file