On Thursday 25 September 2003 10:24 pm, default013 wrote:
> Hello,

Perhaps it's the media itself? Look into a nice siver coated CD-R instead of 
the nifty multi colored ones etc.

Seems to me, that would be the easiest and least expensive way to determine a 
problem.

>
> I've installed FreeBSD enough times, but have never had anything like this
> happen before. I searched the mailing list archives and couldn't find
> anything of use there either ... I was wondering if anyone has had any
> similar issues ...
>
> I've tested this with a storebought 4.2 version disk, and burned ISOs of
> 4.1, 4.3, and 4.8. Each time I attempt the install I run into the same
> problem:
>
> System boots up, begins reading the CD ROM and takes me to the kernel
> configuration screen. I can select either of the options, but when it goes
> to the sysinstall screen I get a brief flash of sysinstall and 1 of 2
> things happen: most of the time the system reboots itself displaying no
> error messages or 2 rarely the system will stay at sysinstall, and after
> flashing the screen for a second displays a distorted image of sysinstall
> under which all I can see is basically a grey background with blue bars on
> it. I can move the selection around, but if I select something the system
> reboots.
>
> The system is running on a p3 733 mhz processor with 384M SDRAM on a 133
> Bus. Motherboard is a Intel D815EGEW that is brand new. Has 2 IBM 80G hard
> drives and a Netgear network card ... that's about it ...
>
> I've tried using a different (beside the built-in) video card and had the
> same problem. I tried disabling one of the hard disks and had the same
> problem, and also tried disabling the CD ROM device (it is very old) just
> in case ... but run into the same problem every time. The same thing
> happens even when using boot diskettes.
>
> Anyone have any idea why this would happen? I've tried everything I can
> think of and am stumped! Could it be the motherboard? Its an Intel ...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jordan
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Best regards,
                 Chris
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