SCSI not found during install - help!
derek at computinginnovations.com
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
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:
>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!
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