Install problems, Netfinity 5k w/Adaptec RAID
blakem at world.std.com
Mon May 3 04:35:10 PDT 2004
I'm hoping this will be easy to solve -- or at least easy to
diagnose. I'm new to FreeBSD, so I just don't know where to look yet.
I have a Netfinity 5k, .6Gh SMP with an Adaptec RAID. It runs all
manner of Linuxes just fine. I'd like to start running BSD instead.
Install from CD fails. If I leave APIC on, the boot into the installer
gets as far as a message that says:
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
Actually, if I wait a very long time, I get one more message:
md0: Preloaded image </boot/mfsroot> ...
If, on the other hand, I turn off APIC, I get into the installer just
fine. When I try to set the media to CD, however, installer tells me
that I have no CD drives (despite the fact that is is running from
I'd appreciate any suggestions that would help me:
1) identify the hardware that is causing the stall, so I can pull it out
2) explain to the installer where my CD drive is, with APIC off
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