Mohamed Shahil Mooradun
mshahil at mshahil.demon.co.uk
Thu Sep 25 17:15:50 PDT 2003
Thank you for reading this email.
I have been trying to install FBSD on my advent laptop 7018 (see
It came package with XP home.
Well I used Partition Magic 8 to create a partition before C drive.
Well I created it as primary unformatted.
So FBSD boot can use the space before the 1,024 cylinder. When I set
the unformatted partition active ready for install then I boot from my
FBSD CD well there seem to be a kernel panic. It keeps on going in
circle rebooting several times.
Please tell em if there is a possibility of installing FBSD on this
hardware or I am trying to do the impossible. Maybe I need to install
FBSD clean on the whole drive. Then create the slice an reinstall XP.
But I'd rather not do that ,too many data to back up. try with moving
and creating the partition first with PM8. FIPS won't work on XP anyway
so i'm stuck @ the moment.
This section read only if you want to :
Now I am keeping the microsuck OS because I need it for my course work
and also until i get all the hardware to function under FBSD example
I like challenge and experimental learning and I think FBSD OS has a
lot to go for. I like to get down to technical. Maybe in the future I
will have to do some system administration in my line of duty I was
going for Linux [RedHat 9.0]. However FBSD can emulate linux and run
I'm a newbie to Unix and I hate microsuck. But have a long time
macintosh experience user. Well the latest OS X Darwin has its origin
from FBSD. OS X is unix based. Well when I start looking under the hood
of OSX well my unix interest has grown a lot. I decided that I should
run FBSD on my wintel machine because I was getting tired of microsuck.
Pentium® 4-M 2.00 GHz
Memory 512 MB DDR
Hard Drive 60 GB Fujitsu
CD / DVD Drive 8x 8x 8x 24x
Matshita CW-8121 DVD ROM/CDRW combination drive
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
Monitor 15 widescreen TFT (native resolution 1280x854)
Video / Graphics Card nVidia® GeForce 4™
440 GO (64 MB)
Sound Card Realtek AC97
Network Card Realtek 8139 /
Network Card Intersil® Prism®
wireless LAN PCI card
PC Card 1 x Type I /
Type II PC Card
Ports Advent 7018 ports
Case Advent 70xx series case information
Battery Lithium-ion battery
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