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Date:      Tue, 15 Jul 1997 07:36:22 +0300
From:      FIBER2 Guy Yaniv 5302 <guy.yanivg@telrad.co.il>
To:        info@freebsd.org, support@cdrom.com, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Help needed installing FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <33CAFE46.45AC@telrad.co.il>

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THIS MESSAGE IS ADDRESSED TO SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP WITH FREEBSD
INSTALLATION !!!

Hi,

I have just received the FreeBSD CDROM by mail delivery, and tring to
install it.

The problem is, that I have an old i486 CPU on 486 VLB motherboard and a
2.1GB hard drive.

Whenever I try to install the FreeBSD (I do it with novice install as I
am not an expert, yet), it seems that everything  is going quite OK and
at the end the system reboots itself.

After reboot the system is halted and this is the message I get:

Boot:
dosdev=80, biosdrive=0, unit=0, maj=0
Error:C:1027 > 1023 (BIOS limit)

My guess was that it is caused because the motherboard doesn't recognise
this size of hard drives.
So, I've re-partitioned the drive to several 480MB slices, but still it
doesn't help.

Does any of you have any idea was is the cause and the cure to this
problem ?

	Thanks in advance,
	Guy Yaniv
	Gilboa 60
	Bat Hefer 42842
	POB 113
	ISRAEL

	Home E-Mail: guyy@inter.net.il
	Work E-Mail: guy.yaniv@telrad.co.il



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