Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > *BSD
User Name
*BSD This forum is for the discussion of all BSD variants.
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-12-2003, 07:04 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 103

Rep: Reputation: 15
Angry FreeBSD Locking up at install

Hello, I am trying to install free BSD on a box that runs RedHat 9 fine. It works fine untell it "probes hardware" on a blue screen. This it sits there forever. I am wondering if maybe BSD dont like some hardware I have? Or maybe I have a bad install cd? Thats for your help.
Old 11-13-2003, 08:17 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: North Alabama, USA
Distribution: SuSe 8.0
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hey neo, Cool ID!
Post what version you are trying to install and some of the hardware you have, stuff like that and I'm sure someone will respond to ya. Download and burn the 4.8 version. Seems to be the best version for covering a lot of anything you might have. With RH9 you should be able to config your bootloader to boot to FBSD if you have probs with FBSD bootloader, just be sure to have a boot disk that will let you boot to RH9 to get into your system. If you can ever get FBSD to boot and you start using it, I think you will be very impressed with the way it preforms! Also I can't stress, enough, the importance of going to the FBSD site and reading the FBSD handbook. It will get you through anything problems you may encounter, but you have to read it over and over sometime! It has been a very good learning curve for me, and I'm sure most everyone else.

Good Luck and Best Regards to you!

Also here are some good,sites, forums to check out:
Old 11-13-2003, 04:18 PM   #3
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 103

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for the help. It turns out FreeBSD version 4.8 did not like my NIC. So I have BSD running, But I can not use it with my Linksys NIC. Thanks for the links, very interesting.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Install locking up jlitteral Linux - Newbie 1 04-07-2005 03:57 AM
FreeBSD box keeps locking up. srudaniel *BSD 1 01-10-2005 07:44 AM
mandrake 10...locking up during install! neon2k2 Linux - Newbie 6 08-16-2004 11:37 AM
RH 8 Install Locking Up Read_Icculus Linux - Software 1 11-08-2003 02:33 AM
RH 8.0 locking up while attempting to install JeffC Linux - Newbie 2 03-03-2003 07:38 AM > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > *BSD

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:28 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration