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Date:      Fri, 4 Oct 96 17:30:25 -0700
From:      Steven Foster <>
Subject:   Weird install problem
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Hi - I know you are busy ...

	I am trying to install FBSD 2.1.5 from the Walnut Creek CDROM -
	onto a new system with NO IDE disk, using a 2.1 GB HP SCSI disk
	and an NCR 810 SCSI controller ( ASUS SC-200 on ASUS motherboard
	with NCR scsi bios onboard ) - and a scsi cdrom drive.

	During kernel boot ( either from a floppy OR from the "view"	
	or "install" files on CDROM subsequent to an initial DOS boot )
	the NCR controller IS probed, and the fixed disk and CDROM are
	reported as being detected -

	BUT the install script reports that no disks are found as potential

	I have tried this with all sorts of system-bios settings, i.e.
	scsi boot before ide, ide controller disabled, etc ... no avail.

	I have tried both the "novice" and the "expert" menus of the install
	script, and it always says no disks are found - but the kernel
	boot progress information says the kernel sees the disks.

	Ideas?  does one NEED an IDE disk to install?

	the scsi fixed disk has one 12-MB DOS primary  partition on it,
	and one 2000+ MB DOS extended partition.

Thank you for help!
Steve Foster

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