On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 14:08:42 +0200, Marc van Woerkom <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >Well FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p9 is running on my box with > >Windiws XP in > >dual boot. So the installation definitely works. >
> Ok, that is already a good hint. > What boot manager do you use for that dual boot system? > > I use the FreeBSD boot manager which comes with the system. > >First of all, have u > >fixed the master > >drive at the end of the cable and the slave drive in the > >middle > >connector?. > > I need to check that. I did not know about such a > preference, and assumed both connectors are equal. > For Winshit (read Windows) or Linshit (read Linux), they are indeed equal, but as I indicated, FreeBSD is *very* *very* fussy about hardware. So you need to maintain that order. > > >probability you have already guessed. Yes it may be the > >BIOS. Its a > >good move to search the manufacturer site for updated > >BIOS and flash > >it. However be careful. > > Perhaps I better try to get a newer board.. but then I > need newer ram, newer proc.. the usual upgrade madness. :) > > > Thirdly, I would say put the 40G > >drive as > >master as olders drives have buggy controller firmware > >and they *may* > >create troubles in case of newer slaves. > > OK, I'll try that. > > >Fourtly, Jumper > >the drives > >explicitly to be master and slave. Do not rely on the CS. > > I hope, I did that. But I check. > > Thanks a lot for the hints! > Marc > Let us know if that worked out. -- Subhro Sankha Kar School of Information Technology Block AQ-13/1 Sector V ZIP 700091 India _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"