Sounds like you have bad hard drive. This is typical side effect problem caused by the PCs power supply going bad and not providing enough power to HD to keep disks spinning at correct speed. At low speeds heads rub on recording media destroying it. Try installing on different pc with different HD.
On the other hand low-level format is a thing of the past. All multi-gig HD come pre formatted without any low-level format software provided. What ever you think you did running a old fashion low-level format may have really just screwed up you HD beyond repair. Replace it and try installing ms/windows again to verify you have working hardware, them install FBSD on the HD with out using dd option. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Kangaroo Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 7:50 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: HELP -- install FreeBSD 5.2 with Minimal Installation completed..... Hello Installation of freebsd5.2 with minimal installation ( fast install )complete . After reboot the machine for the first time and bring os up, OS actually do not work. it boot with all kind of funny characters and the screen keep rolling forever. my system is cyrix MII 686.-300MHZ. 30G MAXTOR -drive. It was working with windows and FreeBSD4.6. After trying 5.2. with using "DD"mode to install unsuccessfully. I had follow the advice to run dos fdisk and format (fat-32) the drive; but now the drive seem only work with dos not windows and other OS... The funny thing it always fail during copying files to mount partittion... failed on ffs_cluster ...for freebsd and for openbsd it has problems with /mnt/usr during installation. With windows 2000/xp it has problems after completely copy files to harddrive and when system reboot it hung with hardware errror or blah. blah... My guessing it is must be wrong with bios on this drive.. but i dont know how... I have already lowlevel format the drive successfully. .. I need help on this.. Is anyone has any ideas how to fix it? I'm greatly appreciated. Regards, Khai Dao ____________________________________________________________________ ___ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com.hk address at http://mail.english.yahoo.com.hk _______________________________________________ [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]"