install help needed on the probing side of things

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon Jun 16 08:35:45 PDT 2003

robert harpham wrote:
> Hi
> i decided to instlll FreeBSD 5 onto my file server due to upgraing main hard drive etc etc..
> when i try 2 run the CD all boots fine, pres enter then start probing my hardware
 > and it gets to the IDE device find my 2hard drivers, CD Rom fine, then just locks
 > up like dosnt do anythink left it for a long time but just sits there. pres the num
 > lock keys they work ligh on and off. but does go any thera on the instll..
> i had linux turbolinux on there before and it ran fine.
> i have bin over my bios 2 check driver setting but everythink seems right
> any one elce had this problem?
> i have tryed 2 dif CD-ROM drivers 2, Liton and a acer 40x drive
> both get 2 same point. also tryed with 1 HDD only

If you're interested in helping debug, you should post this message along with
hardware details to freebsd-current at

Wrap your lines when you do
You'll find that many of the rules in this document apply to -current@ as well.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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