Hi, installing FreeBSD 5.0- or 4.7-RELEASE on my new hardware turns out to be quite impossible.
The system consists of an EPoX EP-4GEA+ mainboard with Intel Celeron 2GHz (which is recognized as a Pentium 4 with HTT ???) and 512MB DDR266-RAM. 2 IBM DTLA-307075 are controlled by a HighPoint 372 onboard RAID controller as a RAID-1-array on IDE channel 3 and 4. Besides the on-board RealTek 8139B for DSL (later :-) a 3Com 905B is used for 100MBit-LAN. The BIOS settings were left on safe defaults, except for disabling the on-board 1394 and SATA interfaces. The system boots from floppy (the SCSI-controller and CD-ROM are still in the productive server) and mounts the server via NFS. I chose the following partitions on a dedicated disk ar0 in this order: a: / 250MB b: swap 500MB d: /var 200MB e: /usr 3GB f: /src 7GB g: /big 60.5GB After walking through the menus for custom installation it starts making filesystems. 5.0 issues a message which I cannot read as it is quickly overwritten (nothing on VT2 though). During installation of the distributions (X-Developer) the system freezes (never at the same point) with the HDD light on (no audible disk activity). Any ideas what I'm doing wrong or what I can do to make the system work??? Thanks, Robert -- Dr. Robert Eckardt --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message