Dell PowerEdge1850 Won't Take a Freebsd4.11 Installation.
martin at dc.cis.okstate.edu
Wed Aug 3 15:56:10 GMT 2005
Lowell Gilbert writes:
>Well, I'd certainly expect 5.4 or later, with the ATA and RAID
>improvements, to work better, but you're right that it kind of
>sounds more like the CD is giving you the problems.
>Check the emergency shell (alt-F4, I think?) for any messages...
Thank you very much. I have downloaded the iso images for 5.4
that I need to get started:
and discovered another surprise. There appears to be no headless
option as in boot -h although I may have missed it. A google search
turned up a pretty good article on how to make a headless boot.flp
floppy for 5.4.
Is there any way to make the standard boot CD come up on a
The instructions for making the boot.flp image assume you
already have FreeBSD5.4 installed somewhere which I don't yet have.
I did see a bootsio file on the bootonly CD so that looks like
As a computer user who happens to be blind, the ability to do
a cold start from a serial port, preferably from the boot/installation
cd saves lots of time and tinkering. Most of us are in this business
because we love to tinker, but sometimes there is a job to be done and
the faster it gets done, the better.
Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK
OSU Information Technology Division Network Operations Group
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