FreeBSD 4.5 and 5.2.1
kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Mar 2 14:05:51 PST 2005
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 10:36:39AM -0700, Walter wrote:
> I have both of the above mentioned versions. For some reason or other,
> neither one will get past the part of the installation where they probe
> for hardware. I've let both versions get after it for over 2 hours, and
> they're still probing for hardware. Any suggestions as to what I should
> be doing to not have this happen? The machine I'm trying this on has an
> AMD Duron CPU running at just over 1 Gig.
> Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Try a later version of FreeBSD (you just need to download the boot
floppy and see if it boots); both 4.5 and 5.2.1 are very old now, and
are missing many important bug fixes.
Look for a BIOS update. It's common for older systems (and newer) to
have buggy BIOSes.
Reset your BIOS to default settings. Non-default settings can often
prevent the computer from working.
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