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FreeBSD on Acer AspireOne I

Found at: sdf.org:70/users/yargo/glog/t18301-freebsd-aspire.txt

                      FreeBSD on Acer AspireOne // 18-5-1

   I finally managed to get a BSD on the additional Acer Aspire One
   (A150/ZG5) I got from a relative. There was once Win7 on the poor
   thing.

   First I tried with OpenBSD, which I have on at least two other machines
   at work (two running, but maybe there is another sitting around
   somewhere..), but it looks like neither the Ethernet nor WiFi will
   work, and that renders the effort somewhat useless. I then put FreeBSD
   (minimal version) on a USB stick, booted, connected my LAN, and
   installed everything (so far except X, because I intend to use the
   machine for text only stuff). That was over the weekend, and in the
   meantime, I've also managed to start WiFi (can't say I got it working,
   because I only needed to add some lines to loader.conf and rc.conf),
   currently using my Android tablet as hotspot. Update: now also working
   on my home wifi. ^-^

   And yes, this I'm writing now on that FreeBSD Aspire, yay! So nice for
   a change, to have a complete system on 2 GB of disk space (95 GB left,
   will never fill it)!

   Now it becomes reasonable to look for a spare/new battery, as the
   current one is quite dead. With FreeBSD working, it should be worth it,
   so that I can use this thing as a writing/coding machine.

   .:.


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