until now I wasted approx. 30 hrs trying to install FreeBSD 2.1.0R on
a DEC Prioris LX 590 server.
It's a combined PCI/EISA machine with networking and SCSI 2 on board.
Chipset is Intel Neptune. HD is a Seagate Medalist 1080sl (1 GB), as
tape we use a HP C1536A DAT drive, CD-ROM is a Toshiba XM5301. All
this SCSI stuff is hooked up to the onboard Adaptec AIC7850. Not too
bad, really. But FreeBSD 2.1 refuses to install on it.
After booting from FD I'm able to go through the setup procedure
(partitioning, file systems, package selection) just until the end
when I'm asked from what kind of media I wish to do the install.
Whatever I select: A small window ("Writing partition information to
drive sd0") pops up and the install hangs.
In the Phoenix BIOS I set HD access mode to either "DOS" or "Other"
with no avail. Extended BIOS translation has been disabled (our HD has
1030 cylinders). But even if I set it to enabled, there's no
I really want to exchange our old comm server (a 386/40 running
FreeBSD 1.1.5R) for something better. Please, if anybody is able to
give me a clue, I would be most grateful.
Thanks in advance, Uwe
Uwe Gruentjes, GfS mbH, Abt. EDV, Luschendorf, Germany
Voice +49 4504 8100 36 Fax +49 4504 8100 37