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Date:      Tue, 5 Nov 1996 13:15:05 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Ken Mason <KMASON@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
Subject:   Re: Installing FreeBSD on a machine with 2 hardrives
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <s27f4f32.056@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>

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On Tue, 5 Nov 1996, Ken Mason wrote:

> I have an old AT&T 6386/SX machine that I have been running FreeBSD
> 2.1 on for several months.  The machine originally had one 80 meg hard
> drive (Quantum ProDrive).  I have installed a second hard drive ( 120 meg
> Maxtor) and have reformatted the original hard drive back to dos.
> The machine boots to dos without any problems and both hard drives are
> usable.

Check so far.

> I am now attempting to re-install (from floppies) FreeBSD 2.1.  However,
> the presence of the second hard drive seems to causing grief during the
> installation.  The installation finds the original disk controller (wdc0, irq
> 14) and 80 meg hard drive (wd0) however it does not appear to find the
> second hard drive.  Eventually, the install hangs with a blank screen
> following the message "/stand/sysinstall running as init".  At this point, a
> power off/on is required to restart the computer.

Ack.  Did you jumper the second drive to slave mode?  

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

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