Changes to PC Bios before installing FBSD Navigate around the Bios menus using the keyboard arrow keys looking for the following options, your PC bio's may not have all of these.
Virus Warning=, set this option to disable. It's a firmware check of the hard drive boot sector looking for MS/Windows boot virus. This will stop FBSD booting from the install CDROM. plug-n-play=, set this option to disable. FBSD is not sensitive to Microsoft plug-n-play standard and may refuse to install, or cause PCI cards not to be found. Disable or set to auto any Bio's option to assign irq numbers to PCI expansion slots. Disable any ISA expansion slots. Operating system type=, set to 'other' or any Unix type of operating system, don't set to MS/Windows. Check to see if the cdrom drive is the slave to the IDE master Hard drive you are installing to, if so then move the cdrom drive to the secondary IDE controller as master. There should not be any cdrom drive sharing the primary IDE controller with the master Hard Drive. boot sequence=, set this option to (CDROM,C) Since you are installing FBSD from CDROM you must tell the PC what I/O device to look at to boot from. Keep in mind that some older CD-ROMs drives and older PC bios do not support booting off CD-ROM. Generally with PC manufactured after 1999 this is not the problem. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Andy Clements Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 5:50 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: IBM 325 Server install - hangs on scsi settle Hello, I have IBM 325 PCServer with one 200 Pentium Pro CPU and two SCSI HDD drives and a SCSI CDROM. I'm installing FreeBSD 4.9 via floppy and it hangs when it says: Waiting 15 seconds for drives to settle I notice that it is accessing the cdrom, during the wait, but nothing else happens. I've checked the mailing list and all I see is to turn the bios virus detect off. It seem that quite a few people are having this problem... any ideas? interrupt problem? please CC with your reply as I am not on the list. Thanks in advance, Andy Clements _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"