Hi. Can anyone help with this installation problem?

Martin Smith martin at rakupottery.org.uk
Tue Jan 17 23:41:25 GMT 2006

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:27:04PM +0000, Phil Cartledge wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> As I'm new to this user group I thought I'd better introduce myself first.

welcome to the wonderful world of bsd'ish things
> 40Gb Western Digital WD400BB hard drive (jumper set to master)
> Celeron D310 CPU
> I don't know who the manufacturer of the motherboard is but it consists of the 
> following, VIA P4M266A Northbridge, VIA VT8235 southbridge, S3 ProSavage 8 
> graphics sharing 8Mb of system RAM.  AMIBIOS version 1.21.12 Release date 
> 12/10/2004, onboard sound and 10/100 ethernet port, 6 USB 2.0 ports, 3 PCI 
> slots, 1 AGP slot, 1 x parallel, 1 x serial and 1 VGA port.
> 512Mb Kingston PC2100 memory
> Pioneer DVR-110D (Secondary Master)
> Lite-on DVD-R (Secondary Slave)
> PS2 Keyboard and mouse
> Please let me know if you need any other information and if I obtain it via 
> FreeBSD how to do this as I am now completely stuck.  Any assistance would be 
> greatly appreciated.
Well, what I would do under the same circumstances, is:
1) check that I hadnt accidentally disabled the ide interfaces in the bios
2) change the cable on the hd
3) try with another hd, you know what they are like.

Martin Smith

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