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Date:      Sun, 1 Jun 1997 20:15:30 +0300 (IDT)
From:      Nadav Eiron <>
To:        Gordon Wang <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: install problem
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On Mon, 2 Jun 1997, Gordon Wang wrote:

> Dear Sir
> When I installed my freebsd from my  NEC 8x cd-rom(IDE interface),
> my computer couldn't detect it.
> What should I do about it?

You're not specifying which version you're installing, so I assume 2.2.2 
(or at least 2.2.1). If not, try a newer version, it may solve your 
problem. If not:

First, try it in different configurations, i.e.:
The CD as the slave on the master EIDE controller (with one of the disks) 
and the other disk alone on the secondary controller.

If that fails try: The CD alone on the secondary EIDE channel and both 
disks on the first channel.

In any case, make sure the CD is in the drive when you boot the install 

> If I buy a new SCSI interface card and a CD-ROM, can this problem be 
> avoided easily?

Most likely yes. SCSI CDs have less problems with FreeBSD than EIDE CDs. 
However, 2.2.x version seem to work with almost anything these days.

> What is your suggestion?
> My computer configuration is
> CPU:pantium200
> RAM 64M
> 1st Hard disk 2G (western digital) for win95
> 2nd Hard disk 2G (western digital) 0ne partition for dos
>                                    The other for FreeBSD
> Video card ATI mach-64
> Thanks for your help
> Gordon

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