FreeBSD 4.8 install issues

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Sat Aug 23 06:29:44 PDT 2003

Clay Jones wrote:
[ ... ]
> 1)  There are only 6 network adapters listed in the kernel config 
> screen, and the Realtec is not one of them.  Realtec cards are 
> supposedly supported according to the hardware compatibility list.

They are.  The initial kernel config screen is for ISA and non-PNP devices which 
might cause hardware conflicts (it lets you disable devices).

Newer PCI cards aren't shown therem but I bet if you do a "dmesg | less", you'll 
find that your NIC is recognized fine.  Or try doing a "dhclient" and see 
whether you can get a DHCP lease.

> 2)  Towards the end of the installation, I get the following error:  
> "unable to get packages/INDEX"

Hmm.  Bad CD?  Anyway, if you've got enough of an install to have a working 
system, you can always "make world" to be sure that nothing is missing.


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