FreeBSD 5.0 Installation

Fawaz Ahmad Talal fawaz_talal at
Sat May 10 08:37:46 PDT 2003


I have downloaded the ISO image files, disc1 & disc2 of FreeBSD 5.0
from FreeBSD public 
FTP server, and burned the images to 2 CD discs.

While I didnt download the mini_installer disc, the first note I had
was the title of 
disc1, which was fbsd5_mini.. this is the first, minor, mistake.. it
doesnt effect the
installation... lets go further.

I booted by disc1, and the machine hangs during the very first boot
at the following 

... stripped off...

acd0: CD-RW (ASUS CRW-5224A) at ata3-master PIO4
MBREXT Slice 5 on ad4s2:
0000 01 01 c1 ff 0c fe ff ff 3f 00 00 00 37 16 71 02 |
[0] f:00 typ:12 s(CHS):255/1/193 e(CHS):255/254/255 S:63 L:40965687
0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[1] f:00 typ:0s(CHS) : 0/0/0 e(CHS) :0/0/0 s:0 l:0

Mountig root from ufs:/dev/md0

I thought it is my labtop which causes the problem, so I tried the
same with my desktop,
and it causes the very same thing: a hang during the very first boot

I wonder, how could FreeBSD 4.8, and even 3.2, boot up my machine
with No Error 
whatsoever, while your fancy new release, freebsd 5.0, the well
developed and most 
advanced, aint able to.

Attached is its FreeBSD 4.8 dmesg.boot, the latest working release on
my desktop.


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