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Date:      Tue, 26 Nov 1996 16:51:06 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Bill Hilburn <billh@binary.net>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Pre 2.1.5 Installation question
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961126164951.2892K-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <3298EABD.4E1C@binary.net>

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On Sun, 24 Nov 1996, Bill Hilburn wrote:

> I have a brand new computer to install FreeBSD 2.1.5 onto and I am
> slightly confused.
> 
> Gateway P-5 166 MHz., 32 MB RAM, EIDE 2.0 GB Hard Drive
> 
> This Gateway P-5 166 BIOS does not have a selection for LBA/Normal/Auto
> it does not even have an entry for Cyl./HDs/SPT so I am not sure how
> or where the 2.0 GB drive is being translated.  It is loaded with Win95
> only.
> 
> I have setup a 1.5 GB partition for Win95 and have a 500 MB partition
> for FreeBSD
> but FreeBSD is not reccognizing the translation.

This will most likely fail horribly.  You must have a bootable partition
below 500mb or so.  I assume that FreeBSD is after the 1.5G partition, so
it's effectively masked from the BIOS.  

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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