Re: problem installing 5.3 with large drives
From: Stacy Tucker (bubalator_at_yahoo.com)
To: Jef Dodson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 00:10:40 +0900
On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 15:45 -0800, Jef Dodson wrote:
> Which problem did you have? Did you get an error stating that the disk could not be written to or
> did the filesystem get written but then the installation stalled? Thanks.
> --- Stacy Tucker <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 01:51 -0800, Jef Dodson wrote:
> > > Does anyone know if BSD has a problem with largish hard drives. I have tried installing
> > FreeBSD
> > > 5.3 using a WD 250 GB drive and a Maxtor 200 GB drive and both have failed. However, I am
> > able to
> > > complete the installation on the same system using a Maxtor 10 GB drive. The WD drive fails
> > to
> > > write during the commit phase of the installation and the 200 GB Maxtor writes the filesystem
> > OK
> > > but then hangs at 9% while copying the base dist. Thanks very much.
> > >
> > > Jef
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> > Stacy Tucker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > I ran into the same problem. The method I used was to do a minimum
> > install, reboot, enter back into the setup, (but use the configure
> > option) and install any other applications/make configuration changes as
> > needed. Hope that helps.
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-- Stacy Tucker <email@example.com> My box hanged up everytime it loaded the based dist files from the CDROM. My fix on the WD 200 GB drive was to do a minimum install, and then come back and install any other files I wanted. I had the same problem on a Maxtor 160 GB drive. On that one I did the following (Time Consuming effort); 1. Install FreeBSD minimum on a smaller hard drive. 2. Copy the CD files onto the smaller hard drive. 3. Shut down the system, and install the large drive as primary, small drive as the secondary. 4. Reboot, with the CDROM est as bootable in the BIOS. 5. Execute an install using the entire disk, accepting [/stand/sysinstall]'s settings for the hard drives geometry. 6. Install the files from the hard drive, following the instructions in the handbook. Hope that helps. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-newbies To unsubscribe, send any mail to "email@example.com"