Dave xtalsinger at
Fri Feb 13 08:50:56 PST 2004

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 22:02:18 +0100, you wrote:

>I have an old pc on witch I want to install freebsd, only when the bios 
>does not see the cdrom drive. But windows does. It is a normal IDE cdrom 
>and set to slave (hard disk primary). Also when I run the installation 
>it stops when it has to read the cdrom. Is there a way to manually set 
>the cdrom in the bios. or to install it on a other way.

Does the system see the CD drive if you boot from the floppy install
disks?  Some older PCs can't boot from CD but need a driver to be loaded
first.  Even older CD drives use proprietry interfaces which FreeBSD may
not see either, eg the CD is plugged into it's own controller card or a
sound card (some work, some don't)


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