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Date:      Sat, 2 May 1998 21:17:03 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Jeff Wreyford <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>,
Subject:   Re: Question on FreeBSD install.
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000201bd7511$55b1c750$>

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Last time this bounced. Postmaster -- please reroute correctly.

On Fri, 1 May 1998, Jeff Wreyford wrote:

> I am attempting to install FreeBSD Ver. 2.2.6 april, 98, on an HP Vectra
> 486/33 machine w/8MB ram and a Quantum Prodrive LPS 270MB disk.  I am
> following the installation example given in the book.txt file found on the
> cdrom.  I am doing a NOVICE installation from CDROM using the entire hard
> drive with "Standard" boot.  I have NO conflicting I/O in the customization
> screen just after boot.
> I am using the IDE controller as wd0, a mitsumi CDROM as wcd0c, 1 parallel,
> 2 serial and no mouse or network card.  I am deleteing all of the other
> devices in the customization screen that are not necessary.
> The system hangs when the kernel attempts to create the root filesystem
> (Blue screen w/grey text box)
> Text in Grey Box:  Making a new froot filesystem on /dev/rwd0s1a

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Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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