Problems installing on Sager Laptop
gasloan at direcway.com
Tue Jan 4 17:47:03 PST 2005
Brooks Davis wrote:
>On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 06:00:44PM -0500, Jerry Sloan wrote:
>>Brooks Davis wrote:
>>>On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 10:49:40AM -0500, Jerry Sloan wrote:
>>>>I am attempting to do an ftp install of FreeBSD release on an older
>>>>Sager laptop. Pentium MMX. I go through the floppy part and when I am
>>>>able to setup partitions it says No Disk found. The boot floppy finds
>>>>the disk as disk1. Any and all help will be appreciated.
>>>You're going to have to provide a lot more information for use to do
>>>anything for you.
>>>Which version of FreeBSD are you using? What do you mean by "The boot
>>>floppy finds the disk as disk1"? Can you see anything that looks like a
>>>disk drive or controler in the dmesg?
>>Sorry for not being more specific. I am trying to install 5.3 Release
>>over the net. When I boot from the boot floppy to do the setup one of
>>the first things I see on the screen BIOS drive c: =disk1. I'm not sure
>>if a controller or hard drive is showing in dmesg since it moves by so
>>fast, and it isn't being created anywhere.
>Appearing in the BIOS means that the BIOS knows how to talk to it,
>nothing more nothing less. For all we know it could be a clay-tablet
>printer/scanner system. :-) It would be really nice if you could find a
>way to get the dmesg, but I'm not sure what sort of options you'll have.
>Perhaps a fixit floppy.
>Could you try 4.10 or a 4.11 RC? It seems likely you have an ATA
>controller that we aren't supporting, but it's hard to say. It's
>entirely possible it's supported in an older version and support was
>accidentally dropped because no one else has such a beast. Certainly
>Pentium class laptops tend to be a bit weird. I wouldn't really expect
>one to work well with 5.3.
I have 4.5 also, so I am trying that. You are probably right. I am only
doing this so I can work on a CGI project propped up in bed in the
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