Can't get installation CD to work

mrosnok at mrosnok at
Sun Oct 14 03:52:38 PDT 2007

I hope this email gets to the right address.  I apologize if it does not.

I know little or nothing about computers.  I recently purchased a copy of PC-BSD 1.4 Da Vinci Edition from Free BSD mall.  Every time I try to install it the installation freezes and I get the error message

    can't exec getty '/user/libexec/getty' for port /dev/ttyv0:  no such file or directory

I'm trying to install it on an old Compaq Armada laptop.  Is it possible that this machine is just too old to run PC-BSD?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Please keep any replies worded as simply as possible as I confuse easily.

Mike Rosnok

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