PowerApp 120/1550 Install problems

Don Munyak don.munyak at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 01:02:51 UTC 2007

On 3/17/07, Minnesota Slinky <mnslinky at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey list,
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE on a Dell PowerApp 120
> (1550) I just purchased.  The system claims to have an AIC 7899 SCSI
> host adapter.  I've currently got a known-good 9GB Fujitsu hard disk
> in the system, as ID 0.  During installation, the disk comes up as
> da0.  After going through all the options for install, etc, I get an
> error when it tries to write the file systems:
> "Unable to find device node for /dev/da0s1b in /dev!" and mentions
> that installation is aborting.  At first I thought it was a problem
> with the SCSI backplane, but RHEL and Window 2000 Server both install
> and operate without problems.
> Thanks for your advice!
> Eric Crist
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Don't know the answer, but have a suggestion.

How about getting a live cd to boot from and then query /var/log for
hardware spec's


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