FreeBSD Install Problem

Dale Scott dalescott at
Sat Sep 8 06:46:54 UTC 2012

Check the SATA drive mode in the BIOS. It may need to be set to
"Compatibility" (or vice versa).

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From: owner-freebsd-questions at
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Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 6:20 PM
To: 'Chris Neudorf'; questions at
Subject: RE: FreeBSD Install Problem

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd- 
> questions at] On Behalf Of Chris Neudorf
> Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 2:10 PM
> To: questions at
> Subject: FreeBSD Install Problem
> Hello,
> I have a problem installing FreeBSD 9.0 Releaseon my Lenovo Thinkpad 
> R61i laptop (4GB RAM, 160GB HDD, 32-bit). It doesn't matter if I tried 
> installing
it from
> the CD or the DVD, I still have the same problem. I even tried 
> re-downloading
> re-burning a new CD or DVD, and I'm still unable to install. I even 
> have
> going through the "sysinstall" route.

Can you try the following?

NOTE: New version posted just a couple days ago (but not announced yet;

> In the installation process, I'm able to go far to the partitioning area
where the
> problem occurs. I click for "Guided" partitioning and then I receive this
> message:
> Abort
> ------
> An installation step has been aborted. Would you like to restart the
installation or
> exit the installer?
> [ Restart ]                         [ Exit ]
> -------------------------------------
> When I click restart I end up with the same result, and I end up in a
> cycle of unable to install.
> (I even have a the same problem installing from GhostBSD.)
> Is there any remedies to this problem?
> Thank you so much,
> --Christopher
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