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Date:      05 Feb 96 18:13:02 EST
From:      Tom Roberts <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   FreeBSD 2.1 write failure!
Message-ID:  <960205231302_72110.765_CHR214-1@CompuServe.COM>

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I am trying to install from CD to a new Seagate 1GB IDE drive. The drive is not
write-prot. and DOS installs fine. When I get to "Extracting into /bin..."
The following message appears: " Write failure on transfer! (wrote -1 bytes of

What's the deal?   (If DOS and diags show disk is OK)

I've tried BIOS changes, partition changes, etc. same result.

T. Roberts

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