SCSI not found during install - help!

Derek Ragona derek at
Tue Jan 23 22:31:18 UTC 2007

You can play with your BIOS settings.  In the last part of the installer it 
will give a list of found drives.  You should be using a generic kernel for 
the install.

However in all this, with only 32 MB RAM, it seems a bit pointless.  You 
would do better spending a few dollars for a more current system board you 
can add some memory to, as you should have at LEAST 64 MB, but I rarely 
have a system with less than 512 MB if not more.


At 02:32 PM 1/23/2007, John D. Reeve wrote:
>Hello All,
>I'm trying to install FreeBSD on a system consisting of an Ampro 
>Littleboard 486 with 32 Mb ram, a built-in Adaptec 6360 SCSI controller, 
>an 18.2 Gb Quantum Atlas III SCSI drive (50 pin narrow), a 256 Mb IDE 
>flash drive containing MS-DOS, and an IDE CD drive.  I want FreeBSD to 
>take over the entire SCSI drive.  The SCSI drive has been low-level 
>formatted using the software that came with the Ampro for the Adaptec 
>controller.  I'm trying to install FreeBSD 6.1 using three floppies (boot, 
>kernel 1, kernel 2) and CD's containing the rest of the system.
>Here is the problem.  After booting with the floppies and getting to the 
>point where I'm supposed to select the drive for FreeBSD, the install 
>program doesn't see the SCSI drive.  It does see the IDE flash drive.  The 
>odd thing is that under MS-DOS, the fdisk program finds the SCSI drive and 
>allows me to partition it, at least a 230 Mb piece of it.  I can format 
>this piece for DOS and copy files to it, so the drive does seem to be 
>working.  I have the BIOS configured to see the SCSI as the second hard 
>drive in the system.  According to the documentation with the Ampro, the 
>BIOS can supposedly handle drives of this size or larger.
>Thanks for any help!
>John R.
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