Newbie Install - Fresh Meat!!

Dave Brock davidbrock at
Mon Apr 28 14:50:24 PDT 2003

Whew! What doesn't kill me will make me stronger, right?
I am trying to install FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE. However, I'm having two distinct problems...or maybe even related for all I know!

1) When I attempt install from the CD-ROM I get a Fatal Trap 12 error for my CD-Rom on bootup.

2) When I boot from the floppies I can make my slices and labels just fine but when the actual file system install begins it tells me that there was an error with my CD-ROM.

It sounds to me like I'm having a CDROM driver issue but when I try to start over it skips the initial hardware configuation setup. I don't know what to do and if I am even looking in the right places. Please help me out. If I can get this goin' I know I'll be BSD for life!  = )

Dave Brock

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