system hangs on;
"Probing devices, please wait (this can take a while)... "
ryan.coleman at cwis.biz
Thu Jul 22 14:19:32 UTC 2010
I agree, but I might start pulling parts and see if it works then. swap video cards if you can, etc.
On Jul 22, 2010, at 3:28 AM, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> Rich, if you can't get either the installation CD or live-file-system CD to
> boot (FreeBSD), maybe your computer is allergic to FreeBSD? I've had that
> problem with both FreeBSD and NetBSD on the older computer (Cx486DX-2 at
> 66 MHz; 1.2 GB hard drive). One thing that could possibly help is if you
> could get a custom installation kernel or running kernel, but you'd need
> a different computer to build it on.
> Any way to cross-compile a FreeBSD kernel from NetBSD or Linux? Does anybody
> know? NetBSD guide tells how to make customized installation kernels and
> media, but I see nothing like that for FreeBSD.
> You might read the sysinstall man page from FreeBSD web site. Under NOTES
> This product is currently at the end of its life cycle and will eventu-
> ally be replaced.
> Under BUGS, toward the end
> This utility is a prototype which lasted several years past its expira-
> tion date and is greatly in need of death.
> I guess you and I both agree on this last statement. I also have to say that
> splitting the installation sets into 1392 KB chunks like base.aa, base.ab,
> and so on, is much less user-friendly and more error-prone than one .tgz or
> .tbz file for each installation set: base.tgz, etc.tgz, man.tgz and so on.
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