FreeBSD 6.0 install: Cannot dump. No dump device found...

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Mon Feb 27 02:07:30 PST 2006

On 2/27/06, Jordan Mendler <jmendler at> wrote:
> I am trying to install FreeBSD for the first time on an athlon xp 1700
> w/ 1 gb of ram and get the following error message at the beginning
> right after it loads all the drivers:
> Uptime: 1s
> Cannot dump. No dump device defined.
> Automatic reboot in 15 seconds. Press any key on the console to abort.
> I tried slowing the memory timing, using boot and full install discs,
> as well as trying 5.4 and 6.1-BETA2, and get the same problem every
> time. Does anyone know what is causing this and how I can get past it
> to install FreeBSD?
> Thanks, Jordan
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1. Upgrade your BIOS firmware
2. Google for known issues for your motherboard and your
other hardware
3. Try tweaking most of the options in BIOS setup like PNP,
4. If nothing helps, post comprehensive description of your
hardware here.

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