Try this command to mount the cd drive.
First load the 4.6 install cd in cd drive
        mount /cdrom
        cd /cdrom
        cd /
        umount /cdrom

look at the  etc/fstab to see how cd drive is configured

Explain how you switch from booting winme to booting FBSD

Verify floppy drive works in winme.

If you have box open you may have pulled the ribbon lose from the
floppy drive.

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of John Adams
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 6:07 PM
Subject: New installation: Hanging when trying to dial out

I love detailed questions!

On Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at 01:05 PM, fbsd_user wrote:

> Why don't you start at the beginning and tell us about the PC you
> installed 4.6 on?

It's an eMachines etower 600is

> Is this an pre Y2K box?

Shouldn't be--I bought it new at Frye's in early 2001.

> What operating system was on it before?

The primary drive has Windows ME on it. 4.6 is on the secondary

> Have you ever used the floppy drive before?


> Does the floppy ready light flash when you power up the PC and

Good question--I'll check that next time I do so.

> What command are you using to try to mount the cd drive?

mount /dev/cd* /mnt #No, I didn't use the *--but I tried all the
/dev/cd* entries, one at a time, just as I did the /dev/fd* entries.

> You know the drive  works because you installed from it.


> Have you checked the PC's bio's to verify that the com ports are
> enabled and the floppy drive is enabled?

No--I'll do that next time through, too. However, see below for why
pretty sure the com ports (at least) are enabled.

> Is the modem powered up before you boot FBSD?


> Have you used the modem before?


> Can you prove it works on another system?

It works on this one while running Windows ME--I tested that.

> Does this command connect to your com port with the external
> Tip comx  where x is the com port number that has modem
> If it connects enter  AT   for the hayes attention command. Should
> reply with  OK

It replies "connected" and is now hung. I never got to enter AT.

> Use ~ the . keyboard keys to exit tip command.

The keyboard is now unresponsive, both to the ~ commands (~. and ~?)
and to Alt-F3ing to another logon window. Power cycling...

I did not see the floppy light--I had it disconnected while adding
secondary drive. I'll check that next time it's powered down. The
floppy is enabled in BIOS. Serial port A is Auto, the floppy disk
controlled is Enabled.

I'm going to leave it in BIOS setup while I do some things with my
daughter--back in a bit.


        John A

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