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Date:      Wed, 11 Sep 1996 18:16:37 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        "Wayne M. Barnes, Ph.D." <>
Subject:   Re: atapi.flp
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On Wed, 11 Sep 1996, Wayne M. Barnes, Ph.D. wrote:

>      It seems I have an NEC_IDE CD ROM.  Therefore, I am a candidate 
> for your alpha test atapi support.

Well, everyone qualifies :-)  

>      I have at least 3 questions.
> 1.  Where can I find atapi.flp ?  It is not on my CD from Walnut 
> Creek, and it is not at a couple of your ftp sites that I have looked 
> at.  

2.1.5 does not require atapi.flp; the ATAPI functionality is included in
the default boot.flp.

> 2.  How do I jumper my CD rom drive as a slave?

See your CD ROM drive's manual.

> 3.  Is this why my boot floppy just goes into an error loop?  Soon 
> after the boot: appears, it just goes
> Error C:0 H:0 S:0   over and over.

It's busted.  Try using a brand-new, formatted, error-free floppy and a
machine running straight DOS vs. Win95. Win95 has a bad habit of
corrupting the rawrite operation. 

> 4.  I tried to set up to install from a DOS partition, using xcopies 
> of files from the CD to the DOS drive, but an xcopy of the files 
> in the packages\x11 directory just results in a bunch of files with 0 
> bytes in them.  They look empty to the DOS dir command, also.

Don't copy the packages distribution, it's huge and DOS will munge the
filenames to point where FreeBSD won't recognize them.  Once you get up,
you can copy them off the CD.

>      The \bin directory files copied over OK, I think.  I suppose the 
> FAT on the CD could be lying about what's in the files.  Either that 
> or these files really are defective.  Either way, it doesn't look good 
> for my using the DOS partition method of installation.  

packages is special -- if you look at the disk under FreeBSD all the
sub-directory listings are all symlinks to the actual files in

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

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