>Did the disk slicer complain that your disk geometry was >incorrect? (I had that >problem, but it only failed on trying to >boot FreeBSD, not in the install, but >might be an issue for >some people.) I think I may have seen that message once in the fifty billion (well okay maybe thirty) installs I attempted. But generally no.
>Is your hardware at fault? Can you go into Windows and run >scandisk thoroughly? Well, I don't think so. It's has been working fine in Windows. I don't think scandisk exists on W2K, which is what I run. I did run chkdsk and it didn't find any bad sectors, but I'm not really sure if that is very valuable. >(To get back to Windows, you may be able to do a 'repair' using >the Windows CD - >Windows absolutely loves to overwrite the >master boot record. [Thanks, Bill.]) I can still boot to Windows fine; I still have that partition and the bootloader apparently got installed, and works. >Are you overclocking you processor? No. >What version of FreeBSD are you trying to install? Have you >tried another branch? >(I.e. if you're installing 4.9, try 5.1, >and vice-versa. 5.1 is still not >recommended for production >systems, but it seems very, very stable as my desktop >system.) 4.9 . I might take your advice (someone else mentioned that too) and install another release, but... this seems like quite the workaround. I would really like to know why it doesn't work. It seems to be such a common problem... :-| Thanks, Nick _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web! _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"