Installing on a IBM PC320 Server

David Nicholas osuisn01 at
Wed May 28 15:21:23 PDT 2003

I have an old IBM PC320 Server with the following hardware (use to have
Microsoft SBS 4.5 installed before I tried to install FreeBSD):

2 (4.5GB) Quantum Viking WSE SCSI hard drives, one is SCSI ID#0 and the
other SCSI ID#1
SCSI ID#7 Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI controller
SCSI ID#2 HP 35470A Tape Drive
Trident TGVA (1MB) video card
2 (100Mhz) Pentium Processors

Installed FreeBSD 4.8 (and also tried FreeBSD 4.2) with no hiccups using the
outlined installation in the FreeBSD handbook with no other operating
systems.  When I go to reboot, the Boot Manager comes up with two options:
F1 FreeBSD and F5 Drive 1 (or F5 Drive 0, depending if I select F5).
Neither work.  It will not boot past this point.  What am I doing wrong?  I
know it probably has something to do with my SCSI ID's but I don't have a
clue what arrangement or BIOS settings that need to be adjusted.  Has anyone
installed on this type of server and if so, what settings are needed on the
physical server.  Or is there a way to get around it in the installation
process.  Thanks for all your help!  I'd really like to get FreeBSD going on
this particular box.

David Nicholas
osuisn01 at

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