Dell PE850 and SC430 issue
geek00l at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 02:59:03 PDT 2005
I have been trying to install freebsd 5.4/6.0 beta 5 on Dell SC1425,
everything went well and I have no problem at all, however when I tried to
install it on Dell PE850, I have issue of which it says disk not found, it
is Single Intel Pentium D(dual core) processor 3.0GHz, Front side bus 800MHz
and the Driver Controller is Two non hot-pluggable 1-inch SATA, the raid
controller is optional CERC SATA channel for SATA hard drives, and the
capacity is 80GB, 7200 RPM SATA drives. Even if I change to another sata
port and it is still not working, I can see it in the bios however the
sysinstall just say disk not found when come to standard installation part.
And I have no problem at all while installing linux on it which is not what
I wish to.
For the Dell SC430, P4 2.8GHz, SATA 7200k rpm, the issue even weird since I
don't have the ps2 port, and I'm using usb keyboard, when I load up the
freebsd CD for both 5.4 or 6.0 beta 5, it hangs on the sysinstall, I can't
use my keyboard to change any setting at all and it is kind of funny as I
can see ukbd is loaded.
Then I decide to install pfsense, the project which is based on FreeBSD 6
Beta, everything goes smoothly and I can install, it is really annoying as I
wonder why it hangs on the sysinstall until I can't do anything. Is there
any solution or workaround on these, I guess there might be someone
successfully installing freebsd on it.
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