On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Guy Silliman wrote: > I am trying to get a Compaq 1850R running. It is a dual PII 400MHz > machine that works fine with Win2k server... but > I would prefer to use fbsd 5.x but I am stumped by this panic at > sysinstall.
Hi! Well, the old Compaqs have some quite rough edges, and 5.1R (or do you use a -current snapshot?) is also in some things not that nice... Sometimes you have to set it to NT4-OS Type. > I have searched all the lists and have tried several fixes mentioned > including the "Full table - Mapped" and OS set to Win2k in the BIOS. > I have tried disabling the onboard NIC as a possible source of conflicts > but no luck. > I had in my former company a 1850 running SMP with a 4.8-stable. The onboard SCSI is basically a Symbios one, and it was recognized without hassle. (Ok, it needs the compaq tool partition to do RAID stuff, but... well, broke it during installation) > I would be willing to go with a late 4.x but it does not probe the > onboard SCSI thus I have no drives. > I do have a Smart Array 3200 ordered and coming - this may solve the 4.x > issue, but I am puzzled by the panic with 5.x. > That ist strange indeed, my box (dual PIII-500) went fine. But perhaps there is also a different Mainboard in, with some undocumented change in the series. HTH Olaf -- Olaf Hoyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fuerchterliche Erlebniss geben zu raten, ob der, welcher sie erlebt, nicht etwas Fuerchterliches ist. (Nietzsche, Jenseits von Gut und Boese) _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"