brian at Awfulhak.org
Mon May 8 18:35:23 BST 2000
> Unfortunately free BSD doesn't seem to like our hardware - it won't
> install - loads OK from the CDROM but then can't find the CDROM after the
> tedious hardware configuration program has had its way. I tried all sorts of
> hardware configurations with the same result.
I installed FreeBSD on a friends machine a week or so ago. It had a
nasty Intel disk manager that re-assigned the CDROM as the A drive.
FreeBSD would boot, but couldn't identify the distribution media (the
CDROM drive) because it wasn't there any more.
I eventually got 'round it by booting from the CDROM, installing the
boot blocks onto the hard drive, rebooting using the boot blocks on
the hard drive to boot off the CD (I *think* using fd(0,a)) and
continuing as normal from there....
> David Crookes
> DavidC at convergenceholdings.com
Brian <brian at Awfulhak.org> <brian@[uk.]FreeBSD.org>
Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour !
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