--- "Dan Mahoney, System Admin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007, Kevin Kobb wrote: > > > I have found that when I do an install with an > install.cfg file on a floppy, > > I must insert the floppy right after the system > begins to boot from CD. If I > > don't when I tell sysinstall to read the floppy I > get an error. On a related note, sysinstall often errors out while trying to read from the CD-ROM (with FreeBSD disk in it). When read errors occur, sysinstal behaves erratically. You never know what will be displayed or how it will handle the situation (sometimes it looks like it aborted, but when you press Enter, it goes ahead with the install). BTW, this is in FreeBSD 6.2. > > > > As a work around, if I go into the options and > select rescan for hardware > > devices (not sure if that is the exact wording) > after inserting the floppy > > disk, it will work OK as well. Might be worth a > try. > > No luck. I've rescanned time after time, and get > nothing. No sloppy > devices show up in dmesg, cannot use mount_msdosfs > to access the floppy, > etc. > > This is truly, truly frustrating, as I am trying to > follow THESE > instructions: > > http://3ware.com/KB/article.aspx?id=14850 > > I've even tried installing to an external (non-raid) > drive in an attempt > to use that drive as a "really big floppy". The > boot loader doesn't know > how to see the BSD partition on it, and apparently > can only see "raw" bios > drives. > > Another possible approach was to try and boot from > the single drive and > then use sysinstall to install onto the RAID array, > but I've had issues > with that before. > > As an aside, the module HAS to be loaded before the > boot process, so I > can't use kldload to load the module from a fixit > floppy or something like > that. > > My workaround at the moment is that I am downloading > a snapshot ISO of > -STABLE > > It might be nice if the "loading modules from > floppy" procedure (while > rarely required) was better documented. > > -Dan > > -- > > "It's three o'clock in the morning. It's too late > for 'oops'. After > Locate Updates, don't even go there." > > -Paul Baecker > January 3, 2k > Indeed, sometime after 3AM > > --------Dan Mahoney-------- > Techie, Sysadmin, WebGeek > Gushi on efnet/undernet IRC > ICQ: 13735144 AIM: LarpGM > Site: http://www.gushi.org > --------------------------- > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Moody friends. Drama queens. Your life? Nope! - their life, your story. Play Sims Stories at Yahoo! Games. http://sims.yahoo.com/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"