Thanks a lot, Harald, it worked !
I chose option 2 in the BSD install menu, and I'm fine
now.. tho' I've been too chicken to go thru' the
partitioning process, without a thorough read, I'll
get around to doing that today/tomorrow, I'm sure.

Best regards,
Kumar 

--- Harald Schmalzbauer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sunday 26 October 2003 10:45, Krishna Ramanathan
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have a machine with the following configuration
> :
> >
> > 1. AMD Athlon XP 1.8GHz.
> > 2. 512 Mb DDR RAM.
> > 3. Samsung CD/RW Drive
> > 4. 2 HDDs - IBM(80G) + Samsung(40G).
> > 5. ASUS A7N8X-X motherboard.
> > 6. NVidia GEForce MX-440(64Megs dedicated DDR)
> Display
> > card.
> > 7. DLing DFE538-TX 10/100 Mbps, ethernet card on
> PCI.
> >
> > I burned 2 CDs from the ISOs I have downloaded,
> from
> > the ftp://ftp.freebsd.org site.
> > I have downloaded version 5.1 of the FreeBSD
> release.
> >
> > During install, I get the following error :
> > Mounting root from ufs:/dev/md0, after which the
> > system hangs, no Keyboard access, nothing. I have
> to
> > do a power down and start up again. All devices
> are
> > detected fine, HDDs, CD/RW, Display adapters, KBD,
> > etc.
> 
> Try disabling ACPI. I had the same problem some time
> ago and disabling ACPI 
> helped. Since this wasn't my machine the issue got
> forgotten.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> -Harry
> 
> >
> > Am I doing something wrong ? Or is the 5.1 release
> > unsupported for my motherboard ? Do I need
> to(groan)
> > download another release ? Is 4.9/4.8 a stable
> release
> > ? Or is there something else I'm missing out on ?
> >
> > Please advise.
> > thanks in advance,
> > Kumar
> >
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