Re: install issues
From: default013 (default013_at_hotmail.com)
To: "FreeBSD-Questions" <FreeBSD-Questions@FreeBSD.org> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 22:38:10 -0500
I forgot to mention. I tested installing Windows on the same machine to see
if that would cause any problems, but I had no problems installing Windows
on the same machine ...
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Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: install issues
> On Thursday 25 September 2003 10:24 pm, default013 wrote:
> > Hello,
> Perhaps it's the media itself? Look into a nice siver coated CD-R instead
> the nifty multi colored ones etc.
> Seems to me, that would be the easiest and least expensive way to
> > I've installed FreeBSD enough times, but have never had anything like
> > happen before. I searched the mailing list archives and couldn't find
> > anything of use there either ... I was wondering if anyone has had any
> > similar issues ...
> > I've tested this with a storebought 4.2 version disk, and burned ISOs of
> > 4.1, 4.3, and 4.8. Each time I attempt the install I run into the same
> > problem:
> > System boots up, begins reading the CD ROM and takes me to the kernel
> > configuration screen. I can select either of the options, but when it
> > to the sysinstall screen I get a brief flash of sysinstall and 1 of 2
> > things happen: most of the time the system reboots itself displaying no
> > error messages or 2 rarely the system will stay at sysinstall, and after
> > flashing the screen for a second displays a distorted image of
> > under which all I can see is basically a grey background with blue bars
> > it. I can move the selection around, but if I select something the
> > reboots.
> > The system is running on a p3 733 mhz processor with 384M SDRAM on a 133
> > Bus. Motherboard is a Intel D815EGEW that is brand new. Has 2 IBM 80G
> > drives and a Netgear network card ... that's about it ...
> > I've tried using a different (beside the built-in) video card and had
> > same problem. I tried disabling one of the hard disks and had the same
> > problem, and also tried disabling the CD ROM device (it is very old)
> > in case ... but run into the same problem every time. The same thing
> > happens even when using boot diskettes.
> > Anyone have any idea why this would happen? I've tried everything I can
> > think of and am stumped! Could it be the motherboard? Its an Intel ...
> > Thanks,
> > Jordan
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