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Date:      Wed, 29 May 2002 17:21:06 -0400
From:      "Andrew Batson" <>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Problem trying to install FreeBSD 4.5 from CDROM - Any suggestion?
Message-ID:  <000001c20756$becdb790$0200a8c0@shellreczar>

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	I am trying to install FreeBSD 4.5 from cdrom (FreeBSD CDROM set
distributed by WindRiver) and it keeps getting hung at "Plep0: <plip
network interface > on ppbus0". Since I am new to FreeBSD, I not sure
why this is happening.

	Note, I got FreeBSD 4.4 on this system before with out any
problems (it did not have the Promise FASTTrak TX4 controller card in
it) and I wipe the Hard disk drive before I trying to put FreeBSD 4.5 on
it. Since it had worked with FreeBSD 4.4 and the only thing I had change
was the addition of a Promise FASTTrak TX4 controller card, I remove the
card and presto, the FreeBSD 4.5 CDROM would boot successfully.

	I recheck the hardware support list and it says that Promise
FASTTrak TX4 is support. After some exploring of the FreeBSD www site, I
can across an ISO for FreeBSD 4.6 RC2. I download and burned a copy of
FreeBSD 4.6 RC2. I put the Promise FASTTrak TX4 RAID controller back
into the PC and FreeBSD 4.6 RC2 boot from the cdrom successfully. 

	Any ideas what to do or why this is happening. Any way to get
FreeBSD 4.5 cdrom to boot with the FreeBSD 4.5 CDROM or do I have to
wait until later next month when the FreeBSD 4.6 cdrom(s) arrive in the

 	FYI, I have a Promise Ultra 66 controller card already in the
system and the motherboard is a Abit BE6-II (I disable the  onboard
Ultra 66 controller).

	Yes, I do realizes that I can just wait until FreeBSD 4.6
arrives in the mail and the problem will be fix. I was just hoping to
find a way to get it to work with FreeBSD 4.5 as the FreeBSD 4.6 will
take several weeks to get to me once it is released.

Thanks for any help,
Andrew "Dyslextic" Batson

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