[Soekris] Re: net4801/FreeBSD-current/Hitachi Travelstar 40Gb - what geometry?
stu at spacehopper.org
Wed Apr 28 10:02:51 UTC 2004
On 2004/04/28 08:33:24, Graham Menhennitt wrote:
> Is there anything special I need to do in the Custom install? I've just done
> it with the geometry that the BIOS suggested and I got exactly the same
> results (write errors, disk resets). But then I did exactly the same things
> that I did before - I had to select the menu items (partition, label, select
> distribution, select media, commit) manually rather than having them appear
> automatically one after the other. Is there something extra that I need to
> use Custom to be able to access?
I had the same trouble with FreeBSD 5.21 - got everything ready
to PXE-boot (and sat through sysinstall painting the screen over
serial console...) I had a lot of trouble getting it to open the
ftp site, then finally I got that to work and it didn't want to
write to the disk.
In the end I just wanted to get it running so I installed on a
laptop and moved the disk back, which was successful. I haven't had
such trouble with sysinstall before (since 2.2 or so). Not really
had enough time to look at it properly yet though.
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