Installing Free BSD 5.2.1

Mikkel Christensen mikkel at
Thu Apr 29 10:01:36 PDT 2004

On Thursday 29 April 2004 16:35, MrBluez2U wrote:
> My system hangs when installing 5.2.1.  It boots from the CD & then begins
> to boot the kernel.  It hangs at the line "Time counters click every 10.000
> msecs".  I've reset the BIOS to defaults.  The board is an ASUS A7N8X with
> Nvidia chipset.  The install CD is good because I've successfully installed
> on other computers.  Does anyone have any ideas?

Try with an older CD drive. I've tried numerous times when new drives are failing me at some point of the installation.
Older slower drives works just fine. After FreeBSD is installed the new drives work just fine.

My theory is that the installation program only has primitive CD-drivers that can't cope with many new high speed drives.
Of course I know nothing about this. But older drives tend to work:)

- Mikkel

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