Suggestions for PII 400 boot failure
vinny-mail-01+f.questions20081120 at palaceofretention.ca
Thu Nov 20 17:00:08 PST 2008
A friend of mine is trying out FreeBSD and ran into
a booting problem. Here is his message:
"Well, that's discouraging.
I have put together an old PII 400 with three 20GB drives and a CDROM
that I'd like to run BSD on. Half a GB of RAM I figured would be
Downloaded the ISO files, burned CDs of them and when I try to run them
it starts to boot and then freezes tighter than a muskrat's arse.
Three lines coming on the screen and it ends with "Starting the_" and
I've got a PIII 1000 here that I use as a file server and the boot disks
run fine on that. Just won't boot off the PII 400.
Weird. Really, really weird. I tried five different CDROMs in case it
was the actual drive but same thing. I tried using version 6.3 instead
of release 7.0 and same thing.
That system doesn't like BSD/Linux whatever.
I use GParted as a partition manager all the time which is bootable and
same thing on that machine. It just don't like booting to that OS."
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