-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 2007-05-17 16:50, Eric Mesa wrote: > Chris Slothouber wrote: >> On 2007-05-16 19:41, Eric Mesa wrote: >>> Just acquired an old computer from someone and want to put >>> freeBSD on it. >> (snip) >>> acd0: FAILURE - READ_BIG ILLEGAL REQUEST asc=0x64 ascq=0x00 5. >>> Then it gives me: > >> Hi Eric, > >> Have you tried disconnecting the CD drive and doing an FTP install? > > >> - Chris > > That still leaves me at mountroot> prompt and I have no idea what to > do there.
What are the errors presented before that? It sounds like it can't mount the kernel floppy image for whatever reason. I'd have to suggest that you've try other floppy disk drives and disks to rule out those as points of failure. Also think of the drive that you used to make the floppy diskettes. Since floppies rely on an magnetic medium, with heads to record a stream of data across the surface, certain types of alignment issues can occur. Think of this like a cassette tape recording that sounds fine in your stereo at home but has a horrible hissing sound in your car. Or even the white 'noise' with rented video cassettes, where one must adjust the 'tracking'. I wouldn't give up on this yet but certainly try other floppy drives in both ends and different diskettes. You could even try using the *same* floppy disk drive to make the floppy disks in another computer and re-transplant it back into the target machine. I hope these suggestions help! - -- Chris Slothouber ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) -=- Mercenary Sysadmin BIZ: http://www.hier7.com -=- building.better.ideas PGP: 7A83 F021 5AC3 4BD7 6738 21D8 B348 0B16 79C0 C27F -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFGTMRSs0gLFnnAwn8RAgFZAKDUvCzvIuZKpLXwEYvmUuI10lSrNgCgkQL3 eiUTouaydZ/4Ymu0mFr7nRM= =RSJX -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"