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Date:      Fri, 4 Jun 1999 12:54:49 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu>
To:        Kitty <kitty@tigress.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG, dima@unixfreak.org
Subject:   Re: read error MSG
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.4.03.9906041252440.1345-100000@resnet.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <000001bead59$6c328f60$c4caabcf@purr.tigress.org>

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On Wed, 2 Jun 1999, Kitty wrote:

> I have a NEC computer p75 24mb of ram about 3 years old. it has been running
> win95 fine. I have tried to install both 3.1 and 3.2 free bsd on it with no
> luck.
> 
> I use the boot floppies and have a network card. it goes through the boot
> disk and I request everything to be installed goes to ftp://freebsd.org and
> downloads everything. when I exit install to boot to freebsd, I get the NEC
> screen, NEC bios info and then a read error

Reinstall and choose 'Yes' to the question to keep the partition
compatible.  Your BIOS gets confused if you do not have a MBR.

Doug White                               
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | www.freebsd.org



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