Dell PowerEdge1850 Won't Take a Freebsd4.11 Installation.

Martin McCormick martin at
Tue Aug 2 21:03:43 GMT 2005

	I just powered up a shiny new Dell Poweredge 1850 with the
idea of installing FreeBSD4.11 on it.  Everything started out okay
until I got to the part in the Standard Installation where it was
going to extract the distributions just after formatting the disk,
actually the hardware raid disks.

	At that point, every single distribution prompted the message
that roughly goes:

	User Information.  Unable to extract blablabla from acd0.

	So far, game over.

	A 750 server which also has a RAID controller is, so far,
taking the installation perfectly.

	The CDROM drive works well enough to boot and the boot process
looks right until I try to extract the distributions such as /bin,

	Are there any other things to investigate before saying that
4.11 and Dell 1850's don't get along?

Thanks for any ideas.

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
OSU Information Technology Division Network Operations Group

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