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Old 08-18-2001
Question Installation help

I'm loading my 8 year old computer with the latest version of FreeBSD. The computer specs are 8mb ram, 400mb hard drive, 2xcdrom. I chose the minimilist set of settings.

Here's my problem; The installation process just stops cold when I go into the final stages. I use 2 boot floppies to set the settings then I get up to the actual installation process, it rewrites the partitions with no problems, but when it comes to pulling info of the cd it just stops.

No flashing lights, nothing. It just sits there with the progress window not moving. I'm thinking that maybe it's not reconizing my cdrom.

I welcome any help I can get for this problem, since I can't find anything on the BSD site.
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Old 08-19-2001
Yes, sounds like you have a problem with the CDROM. Is the CDROM SCSI or EIDE? The installation kernel must support the CDROM on the correct bus. This depends on how the installation kernel was built. Most installation instructions will have more than one kernel build and each build supports a unique set of drivers. It is not feasible to build an installation kernel that can work for all possible combinations of hardware devices (it would be too big).
 

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