Hi Guys, I'm trying to install FreeBSD 6.3 on an old PC.
I have bought a new Maxtor DiamondMax 80Gig disk, to replace the old one. I will have only one disk in the PC. I am looking to build using boot floppies and FTP. There is no CD drive on the PC. When I turn the PC on the BIOS hangs with the message Detecting IDE Primary Master ... [Press F4 to skip] However, by holding down F4, I was able to boot using the floppies boot.flp , kern1.flp , kern2.flp & kern3.flp This detected disk and I selected standard configuration, and the FTP installation all went to plan. I got message saying installation was successful and I added users and set root password. However, when I reboot (without floppies) I still get the message Detecting IDE Primary Master ... [Press F4 to skip] and when I go into BIOS , it still doesn't detect the IDE disk. How do I format disk so BIOS recognises it ? I read something about using DOS fdisk , but I haven't got DOS floppies. Can I format disk using boot or fixit floppies ? Thanks _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"