Had to set the drive detection type in the BIOS to "user" (manual) instead of auto, and make sure the drive itself was set as a single master without slave (e.g. all jumpers removed) as well as specifying LBA directly, but with the drive set up manually in the BIOS, the jumpers yanked, and LBA specified, the install ran through (using the geometry FreeBSD picked) and it fired up just fine.
For reference, this was a FreeBSD 5.1 standard minimal installation on a single Western Digital 80GB special edition IDE (ATA100) drive connected to an ECS P4VXMS mainboard running Award BIOS rev 1.2c (the latest). Thanks much to everyone who helped with this. Jim > -----Original Message----- > From: Hendrik Hasenbein [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2003 3:09 AM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Cc: Jerry McAllister; [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: 5.1 & WD 80.0GB SE Drive Geometry > > > Jim wrote: > > Same deal. Installation runs through fine, does the > post-install, finishes > > nicely, and reboots to a void (system runs POST, shows the devices, then > > hangs indefinitely (pre-os startup)). > > Turn on LBA access for that disk in your bios instead of auto and dont > touch the geometrie in the editor. That worked for me. > > Hendrik > > > _______________________________________________________________________ > This message was scanned and certified Virus Free by Alexssa | HNet. > www.alexssa.net > www.hnet.net _______________________________________________________________________ This message was scanned and certified Virus Free by Alexssa | HNet. www.alexssa.net www.hnet.net _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"