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Date:      Wed, 6 Nov 1996 22:35:53 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Ken Mason <KMASON@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
Subject:   Re: Installing FreeBSD on a machine with 2 hardrives -Reply
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <s280acec.053@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>

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On Wed, 6 Nov 1996, Ken Mason wrote:

> Thanks for the reply.  I had jumpered the second drive to slave mode. 
> The release of FreeBSD that I was attempting to install was 2.1.0.  I have
> since downloaded 2.1.5 and which seems to recognize both hard drives
> without any problem.  


> However, I am now encountering a different
> problem.  I am able to do the initial configuration (including labeling and
> partitioning both hard drives), however I am having trouble getting
> beyond this point.  When I do a Commit, some initial FreeBSD does some
> set up and comes up with a message "Starting Emergency Holographic
> Shell" and then asks for the next floppy.  I insert the /bin/bin.aa-ae floppy
> and then get another Emergency Holographic Shell message followed by
> the message "Couldn't extract the following distributions. This may be
> because they were not available on the installation media you've chose:
> bin doc manpages dict".

Ack!  Make sure you put the files in \bin on the floppy and that bin.inf
is there.

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

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