Depends on the distro (some have broken drivers in the install some don't... no matter what you will probally want to look at doing a cvsup upgrade to a newer version once you have installed it [see the handbook for details]).
--Aryeh On 9/28/07, Fernando Apesteguía <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On 9/29/07, Aryeh Friedman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > If I remember right this is a known issue with some older distro CD's > > (the boot code doesn't need any kind of software driver for the CD but > > the install code does)... I suggest either using a newer version like > > 6.2 or using the install from network option for install medium. > > OK, > > But after the installation, will FreeBSD detect my DVD drive? > > Cheers > > > > > --Aryeh > > > > On 9/28/07, Fernando Apesteguía <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hi all, > > > > > > This is my very first post in this list, so I beg for your patience :) > > > > > > I'm trying to install FreeBSD 6.1 on an IBM Netfinity 5000. I have the > > > two CD's set. > > > The machine uses a IDE DVD drive, and 5 SCSI disks. > > > > > > I boot the machine and the CD starts to boot. I select the FreeBSD > > > normal booting. Everything seems to be fine. I can see the messages > > > about the detected devices (BIOS CDROM is cd0 and so on...) > > > > > > I start the installation, The disks are detected, I set up my > > > partitions and then I select the CD/DVD media installation... and then > > > I get a No CD/DVD drive is present. > > > > > > The drive is working in terms of hardware (I can run several live CD > > > linux distros for example) and then access the CD as usual. How is it > > > possible that after booting with FreeBSD the sysinstall (?) program > > > doesn't detect the cd? > > > > > > Thanks in advance > > > _______________________________________________ > > > email@example.com mailing list > > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > > > > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"