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 > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -- Best regards, Chris ______________________________________________________________________ PGP Fingerprint = D976 2575 D0B4 E4B0 45CC AA09 0F93 FF80 C01B C363 PGP Mail encouraged / preferred - keys available on common key servers ______________________________________________________________________ 01010010011000010110001101100101011100100101100000000000 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"