sundog2000 at excite.com
Tue Nov 11 15:29:39 PST 2003
>Alt - F2 will give you a screen of console messages that were >experienced during different stages of your installation. Look >for error messages or messages that have been printed in FULL >CAPITALS.
>Bin is the first major read operation from the CD-ROM that >occurs using the FreeBSD drivers and since you say it doesn't >boot the CD-ROM sometimes after reboot I'm lead to believe that >you are having problems here.
It hangs at varying points, often in Bin, sometimes in docs or ports.
>1 - (Easy) Disable the CD-ROM in BIOS and try a Floppy -> FTP
>install. Does it still hang up?
Yes I tried FTP installs many times.
>2 - (Remotely possible) Does your CD-ROM exist in your system on >the same IDE channel as the HDD? If so and you are using any of >the ATA options you might try and split it from the HDD and put >it into the second chain. In other words unplug the CD-ROM from >the one cable and use the other cable in your system.
I'd have to check that one out, I don't remember how it's configured. Those are some real gymnastics to get the OS installed. :-|
Thanks for your suggestions.
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