On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 02:35:19PM -0800, Nerius Landys wrote: > > > > I've being using FreeBSD ever since 6.0 and I am a very good fan. But I got > > a new laptop computer, a Sony VAIO VGN-BX760 that has a hidden recovery > > partition. I've tried all my best to install FreeBSD 7.0 on it but when ever > > I insert the installation CD and it boots from the cdrom, the kernel does > > not come up. Instead, I got this bunch of digits just scrolling down my > > screen indefinitely. The laptop came with a windows XP OS and I am trying to > > dual boot. I want to use the recovery partition for my FreeBSD. > > > > > > I am acquainted with the scrolling digits problem. I installed FreeBSD 7.0 > onto a server machine which did not have a built-in CDROM drive. Instead, I > hooked up a USB CDROM drive and tried to boot from it. This is when I got > the scrolling digits problem. After asking about this problem on the > forums, if I remember correctly, the answer seemed to be that booting from > USB CDROM drive is not supported. My fix was to temporarily hook up an IDE > CDROM drive and boot from that. I'm not sure what the situation with your > laptop is. > > By the way, if you are installing a dual boot, wouldn't it make sense to > shrink the Windows partition first to make more room on the hard drive, then > add a new partition? There are tools that can shrink a Windows partition > easily.
I wondered about that too. But, I figured that if the OP couldn't even get something to boot, he had to get past that first. Partition Magic (version 7.0 only, - version 8.0 is junk) will do fine except for USB devices/disk. But, I would suggest downloading and burning the gparted CD image and using that to shring the MS slice. ////jerry > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"