error installing 5.3-stable - WRITE_DMA
subhro.kar at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 03:33:17 PST 2004
On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 11:44:25 +0100, craig <craig at small-pla.net> wrote:
> out of desperation, i'm going to install a linux distro that i happen to
> have found laying about (as only linux disks can...)
> if it installs fine, then i would assume that the *hardware* is fine and
> that the problem must lie with fBSD.
> is that a fair assumption?
Unfortunately it is not, FreeBSD is very very picky about hardware.
If the hardware is not working 100% fine, FreeBSD would complain
although Windoze and Linux would live happily with it.
Subhro Sankha Kar
School of Information Technology
Block AQ-13/1 Sector V
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