Fishing for insight here. Trying to install FreeBSD on an HP Pavilion 7050 from around 1996 or so. Here's what I've tried so far:
Boot from 4.9 install CD, burned from ISO. I've used this CD successfully on other machines, so I assume it's OK. The HP ignores it completely and only boots from floppy or harddisk. (I thought, well, that's strange - and discovered that I can't boot from a Knoppix or SuSE install CD either, no matter what the BIOS settings. Something strange here.) Boot from a 4.9 boot floppy, created from the above-mentioned CD: grond# dd if=kern.flp of=/dev/fd0c 2880+0 records in 2880+0 records out 1474560 bytes transferred in 49.180326 secs (29983 bytes/sec) looks OK, right? When I try to boot the machine with this, I get: [...bunch of ok-looking stuff...] load /kernel /kernel text=0x258c5c zf_read: unexpected EOF zf_read: unexpected EOF elf32_loadexc archsw.readin failed load: can't load file '/kernel': input/output error So I downloaded kern.flp from ftp://ftp14.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/5.2.1-RELEASE/floppies/, used a different floppy disk, and tried again - same error. I'm pretty much at a standstill here. My current working hypothesis is that my main machine's floppy drive is writing crap, or the HP's floppy drive is reading crap. I can live with that, but is there any other way to get something useful onto this box? (It does have a FreeBSD-supported ethernet card in it.) -- David Fleck [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"