Trying to install FreeBSD 5.2.1 on a Compaq Proliant 800, looking for someone that has done this or similar. Of course, you have to have the SmartStart CD, I have that, I choose System Erase and it loads the Compaq partition and the FreeBSD goes without error and when I reboot I get 'Invalid partition type', that's it. After System Erase, I set the configuration to Unix (Large Geometry), there are 4 SCSI drives, two 18GB and two 9GB, FreeBSD finds and represents all correctly on install. Seems the Compaq BIOS is just not letting me use those partitions as active?
It's been a while since I actually did this and I wasn't bright enough to document the process. This is an a Proliant 1500. I believe I picked the SCO UnixWare 7 configuration just because it was the only one with Unix in the name. I think the only significance that choice has is in what, if any, wizardy type install option you're given. Additionally, I had to do at least the following two things to get it working. There may have been more. Again, I foolishly did not document the process.
Set the APIC mode to "Full Table - Mapped" per the directions at http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2003-October/021692.html
Set the amount of physical memory in /boot/loader.conf like so: hw.physmem="98304k". Of course, you'll substitute a value that reflects the amount of memory your box actually has. On the first go round you'll need to pick the option from the Beastie menu to get to a boot prompt and type in: 'set hw.physmem="98304k"' and then 'boot' or, to play it safer, 'boot -s'.
Hope this helps. :-) _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"