Greetings, If this issue is resolved on another thread, pls direct me to it.
I am trying to install fbsd 7.0 on my laptop connected to a usb external hard drive. My objective is to leave my internal hd Vista install alone, booting the external install only. My laptop allows me to hit ESC on bootup and choose the external drive. My hardware: pc: laptop hp pavilion dv2315nr, cpu: amd turion64 x2, internal hd with Vista, dvd/cd, usb external hard drive(not flash) with primary partition type 165. My attempts so far: 1. download 7.0-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso and burned to cd. 2. booted cd fine, install works great. 3. During install, on external usb drve, deleted existing partition and created a new one type 165. 4. Sliced it up using defaults. 5. Installed the loader, standard to the external drive. 6. Choose minimum install. 7. Completed install. 8. Rebooted, used laptop ESC to boot external drive. 9. Attempt to book external drive results in a fast scrolling screen of zeros. Second attempt: Lines 1-8 the same, except on 5, installed the boot manager. 9. Attempt to boot external drive results in identical fast scrolling screen of zeros. Questions: 1. How do you install fbsd to an external usb hard drive leaving internal drive untouched? Is this possible? 2. Or if it is impossible, do I need to install the loader on the internal normally booting hard drive? Any tips or url's appreciated in advance. Steve. -- Want an e-mail address like mine? Get a free e-mail account today at www.mail.com! _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"