New FreeBSD wanna-be
jpkaasal at cc.hut.fi
Wed Jun 29 06:49:41 GMT 2005
First of all sorry for a bit of haste and not having followed this list for too
long before I post here some possibly stupid questions. I suffered a hdd crash
some time ago with my laptop and got finally the impulse to do what I have
planned doing for quite some time; to create a server at home with RAID-1
mirroring to back up all the inportant data automaticly. Okay, it is not
fool-proof, but should be good-enough for my needs.
Anyway, I had an old computer, Celeron 400MHz (128MB, I have 256MB dimm as well
but hoped I would not need it) with two nics doing routing and NAT there
already, so I hit it with a two new NICs (Intel EtherExpress 10/100 Pro & D-Link
528T) and pair of hard-drives (Seagate 7200.7 160GB). Got the 5.4 mini-iso for
network (FTP) install and started the whole thing.
All went well till it asked me to write a screenfull of nonsense to generate the
password entropy stuff. Well, the machine hanged, I got some strange colours to
my screen and lot of beebing noises. I hit the powerbutton and restarted, all
seems to go well by I have had no luck at all to connect to FTP or internet for
that matter after that. This includes new, fresh install attempts as well. In
fact, since I try to do ftp install in the first place it does not even continue
these new installs. I have ADSL and the box gets the config via DHCP, it seems
to fetch the IPs quite ok just never connects to the ftp site(s). I mostly tried
just the main site, but the local site as well.
Any idea what is going on? It could be a hardware malfunction for some reason,
now while I am at work I have SuSE being installed there to see if that too
gives the same trouble. Both NICs should be supported by FreeBSD based on
hardware notes. The D-Link does not even seem to show up, however, in sysinstall
list where there is the fxp0 on the list for the Intell card. The kernel config
shown in installation guide (yes, noticed the addon for 5.4) does not quite fit
what I am seeing with the new installer.
Sorry for probably too long email, but till I can get the routing up and
running, I have limited possibilities to solve this myself.
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