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Old 11-12-2003, 07:04 PM   #1
neozero62
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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.
-Randy
 
Old 11-13-2003, 08:17 AM   #2
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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:
http://www.bsdforums.org/forums/
http://bsdvault.net/forum.php
http://www.instinct.org/~pgl/freebsd-links.html
http://www.groovyweb.uklinux.net/ind...e=unixcommands
 
Old 11-13-2003, 04:18 PM   #3
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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.
-Randy
 
  


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