> Hi, and thanks in advance for any help provided. > > I am trying to install FreeBSD 4.10 on a new, clean ProLiant DL380 g3. It > has four 72.8 GB drives, and currently set up as a RAID5 by it's Smart > Array > 5i boot controller.
How about installing via ftp ? thats what I have used in the past when I didnt have a working CDROM > > I want to start by making this as simple as possible, so only one > operating > system (BSD). > > Some specs: > > ProLiant DL 380 G3 > Intel Xeon @ 3.06 Ghz > NC7781 Gigabit Server Adapter > IDE CD-ROM 1 : DW-224E > > > I have created both the kern.flp and the mfsroot.flp diskettes, and > progressed through the initial installation. > > The first problem I have encountered is being unable to initialize the > media > from my ISO diskette. I get the following error message: > > Error mounting /dev/acd0 on dist: Input/output error (5) 100% > > This is surprising, since on the Hardware Probe results, I have: > > acd0: CDROM <DW-224E> at ata0-master using PIO4 > > Now I have read that an older issue was that the CD-ROM drives needed to > be > set as slave to the hard drive controller in order to work properly, but > thought this was an older issue, and taken care of. (?) > > Yet, when I do a Standard Installation, Use the Entire Disk (setting as > Bootable), Install a Standard MBR (no boot manager), use Auto Defaults for > the Disk partitioning, Attempt a User installation (to keep it basic), and > accept the FreeBSD ports collection suggestion, then choose my > Installation > Media type as CD/DVD (and will be using the 4.10 Disc 1 ISO), the Error > mounting... <etc> comes up. > > I do not believe it is the CD-ROM drive itself - there are several disks > that I have tested and ran upon it (the ProlLiant's SmarStart, for > example). > > Has anyone encountered this problem? I have read at several areas that it > might be an issue with the RAID controller (?) > > Thanks again for any advice, and have a great holiday weekend! > > Jon > > _________________________________________________________________ > FREE pop-up blocking with the new MSN Toolbar – get it now! > http://toolbar.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200415ave/direct/01/ > > _______________________________________________ > [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]"