Trying to boot freeBSD
mjpiidc2 at stud.umist.ac.uk
Thu Aug 15 21:31:28 BST 2002
I have actually got it to work now. I did have a freeze whilst trying to
download the gnome desktop environment. I also changed the ribbon cable to the
harddrive for good measure. I will try to configure the desktop stuff later.
Corrosion & Protection Centre, UMIST, P.O. Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD.
Quoting Sam Smith <S at mSmith.net>:
> On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Dominic Clifton wrote:
> > I am very new to FreeBSD and UNIX as a whole. Anyway, we have a
> > couple of old computers in our lab that used to run windows 95 and
> > can't cope with windows 98. So I thought I give FreeBSD a bash. I
> > downloaded most of the files via FTP and got the usal
> > "Congratulations on installing FreeBSD" etc, after which I was told
> > to reboot. Intially it all seemed fine, then the last few lines that
> > are srolled on booting up, state:
> > Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
> > no such device 'ad'
> > Any ideas would be appreciated as I am new to this.
> Did you get any failures during in the install?
> This sounds like device creation during setup may have failed.
> How much memory has this machine got?
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> This Kind Never Misses
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