Install problem with 8.0 Release

Mike Tancsa mike at
Tue Dec 21 21:22:47 UTC 2010

On 12/21/2010 5:24 AM, Graeme Dargie wrote:
> Hi list,
> I am trying to help a friend who is overseas install FreeBSD 8.0 i386.
> Left to his own devices the install failed, so I ran through it with him
> last night, all is fine till it gets to the root password screen where
> the install just hangs.  He is not very techy, all I could glean was the
> system has an sis chipset and it previously ran windows 7 with no
> problems, I am hoping to get a more detailed spec of the machine, but I
> thought might make an initial enquiry to the list to see if anyone has
> come across this behaviour before, or are there any obvious possible
> causes ?

Hard to say without more details as to why its hanging, but I would not bother with 8.0 as its quite old. Instead, try

There is wider hardware support and many, many bug fixes.


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