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Date:      Tue, 8 Oct 1996 15:33:03 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        "Mike Lewis, Lockheed Martin" <MAQ@EPAIBM.RTPNC.EPA.GOV>
Cc:        FreeBSD Technical Support <questions@FREEBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD installation Question
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <"96-10-08-13:41:20.32*MAQ"@NCCIBM1.BITNET>

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On Tue, 8 Oct 1996, Mike Lewis, Lockheed Martin wrote:

> I am attempting to install FreeBSD 2.2 960501-SNAP on an Intel-clone
> 80486 DX2-66.

A _new_ SNAP is out, I believe as of yesterday :-) that includes many bug
fixes and stability bits.  I'd highly recommend upgrading.  

> I have three physical Drives, which for various reasons have five DOS
> partitions on them.  The slave physical Drive on the primary EIDE
> controller has enough unallocated space for a 650M Free-BSD partition.

Where is this 650MB partition located?  Is it within the first 500 of the
disk?  How big is this disk anyway?

It's possible you're being bit by the 1024 cylinder limitation.

> I am performing the installation from the primary DOS partition on the
> master physical Drive on the primary EIDE controller.  This appears to
> work fine, but I do not have FreeBSD on floppy or CD.

Ouch.  So this is a DOS install.

> I am installing FreeBSD onto the second physical drive, so I use the
> "C" option during the "create-partition" phaze.  Everything appears
> to function correctly.  I request that the installation procedure
> install your FreeBSD boot manager.

Check.  (This is the odd part -- usually BootEasy will get installed on
the indicated disk by accident, thus it won't appear on boot.)

> When installation is complete, and the reboot occurs, the boot manager
> fires up as I would expect.  Option "F1" is listed to boot DOS which
> does in fact work properly.  However, *no* option appears to boot
> FreeBSD from the non-DOS partition on the second physical drive.

Check the above and get back to us.

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

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