windows better than freebsd?

Aaron Siegel bulk_mail at
Sat Aug 16 03:08:22 PDT 2003


  If you have a connection to the internet you can install FreeBSD by 
retrieving the distribution through ftp interface.

If you can find a solution on this mailing try posting to 
freebsd-mobile at

Good Luck 

On Thursday 14 August 2003 07:43 pm, zteknofreak wrote:
> i've been trying to install freebsd on a sony vaio pcg-n505ve for a few
> hours now. i know that this is not the first time a problem like this
> has passed this list [google tells me so], but the solutions posted here
> are not working. on boot, btx sees disk0 as the internal hard drive, and
> disk1 as the cdrom. the kernel boots and sysinstall starts. i can do
> basic partition info, but when i ask it to load files from cd/dvd it
> tells me that no cd/dvd devices were found.
> so i google.
> google tells me that things will work if i add 'set
> hw.pcic.intr_path=3D"1"' and 'set hw.pcic.irq=3D"0"' too the boot
> loader. so i do this, and it doesn't work. the only other thing that
> google can tell me is to try: 'set hw.pcic.intr_path="1"' and 'set
> hw.pcic.irq="0"' this renders the system worse than before. when this
> configuration tries to boot, the system hangs after 'ata0: at 0x1f0 irq
> 14 on atapci0'
> at this point i try xp just because. it works flawlessly. i'm so not
> happy with that.
> can anyone help?
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>    zteknofreak at
> unix: because rebooting is for adding new hardware.
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