Freesco In Cd Form

Remember this is a 1.44Mb floppy disk router, space is limited.

Postby Redman276 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:58 am

at last its been months since i have had time to play with this hobbie , how ever i have gone as far as my abilities can take me , i cannot get freesco to bood off cd so i can install it tothe SCSI HD in my dual 600 mhz router/server , has anyone else had any luck ??

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Postby Lightning » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:59 am

i cannot get freesco to bood off cd so i can install it tothe SCSI HD in my dual 600 mhz router/server
Hmmm well I can say that you have picked the absolute most difficult way to install FREESCO because of your hardware. You first need a VERY custome kernel that will support the CD and your SCSI hard drive.

I am hoping that you say your CD is also on the SCSI controller ?
Then the second question is what is your SCSI controller make and model ?
The third question is did you say "dual 600 Mhz" ?
Forth question is what are your network cards because dual processor network drivers are different than the standard network drivers ?

If you provide all of these answers I can create a CD image that will do the job.
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Postby Redman276 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:38 pm

hmmmm ok ....


dual P3 600 mhz slot 1 procs
256 mb sd ram ( 133 mhz)
1 adaptec 7100 SCSI host card
( seen as standard drive )

IBM 9.1 GB scsi HD 7200 rpm i think

on board intel bx 440 chipset 3 com 10/100 ( generic)
1 pci 3c509 10/100 ( generic )

its a pretty strait fwd box , except the FD controller is shot basically all im looking for is a strait up stock freesco 036 or 037 bootable cd image , instead of starting on floppy , start form cd then install to HD which has been win98 formatted and ready for freesco to be installed on it .

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Postby Redman276 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:43 pm

the CD burner and DVD rom drive are independantly on their own IDE channels , i highly doubt a custom kernel would be neeeded in any way as i have had stock freesco on the bigger dual 733 with an Adaptec 7300 series family adapter in Raid 5 and Raid 0 format with 5 9.1 gig 7200's in that one , the only thing the stock kernel displayed was basically HDA1 was SCSI mode 4 vs an IDE drive , but ran great .
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Postby Lightning » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:33 pm

i highly doubt a custom kernel would be neeeded in any way as i have had stock freesco on the bigger dual 733

Well it may run, but it will only run on one CPU unless you have a custom kernel with SMP (symetric multi processor) enabled and then after that the network cards will only run if you have the SMP modules as well.
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Postby Redman276 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:59 pm

ahh ok , so then what is needed after a stock install to rebuild modules and the kernel besides make and make config and kernel source , will generic kernel source work to recompile a kernel for freesco ?

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Postby Lightning » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:16 pm

Yes a generic kernel will, but I think you lack the full understanding of the issues. FREESCO has no compiler and to build anything for FREESCO you need another lib5 Linux system that does include a compiling envirenement like Slackware 3.9 or Zipslack.

All in all it takes me about five minutes to build a new kernel and I already have the dual processor modules.
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Postby Redman276 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:48 am

ahh true , i fail to reconize Freesco as a sub - minimal distro , once running , it rivals my CentOS 3.6 box but with extream ease of use . I never minded it to grow larger than 100 MB on a HD install .

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