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I have version 4.6 and 4.8 of FreeBSD and I am having trouble getting pass a certain point. This is the procedure I have followed form The FreeBSD Handbook, 3rd Edition, Volume I: User Guide Edited by Murray Stokely and Chern Lee. I boot for the CD and start form Start kernel configuration in full-screen visual mode. Then Press X Then delete: Advansys SCSI narrow controller Adaptec 154 X SCSI controller Adaptec 152 X SCSI and computable sound card Buslogic SCSI controller Then press Q Save these parameters before exiting YES While loading the sysinstall it freezes up when it ...

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    I have version 4.6 and 4.8 of FreeBSD and I am having trouble getting pass a certain point. This is the procedure I have followed form The FreeBSD Handbook, 3rd Edition, Volume I: User Guide Edited by Murray Stokely and Chern Lee.

    I boot for the CD and start form Start kernel configuration in full-screen visual mode.

    Then Press X

    Then delete:

    Advansys SCSI narrow controller

    Adaptec 154 X SCSI controller

    Adaptec 152 X SCSI and computable sound card

    Buslogic SCSI controller

    Then press Q

    Save these parameters before exiting YES

    While loading the sysinstall it freezes up when it reaches sio0: type 8250.

    The book shows type 16550A

    The computer I am trying to install FreeBSD on is an AMD 700 Mhz maching with 512 K of memory. Nothing else on the hard drive. It will be a stand a lone computer once I get FreeBSD installed.

    Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

    Best Regards, Joe



    Joe Parker
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    On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 16:33:35 -0800, Joe Parker <net> wrote: 

    sio0 is the serial interface. If you don't need it try to disable it
    "bios" to see if it's the reason for this problem.
     


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    Default RE: FreeBSD Installation

    4.11 is the current production stable release which contains massive
    changes from 4.8 one of which is the "kernel configuration in
    full-screen visual mode" is not required any longer. The book you
    are referencing is outdated. Release 4.6 and 4.8 are no longer
    supported versions. The 5.3 version is brand new and still
    experiencing problems and is not as stable and reliable as 4.11. No
    need to get to close to the bleeding edge by using the 5.3 version.

    Follow the step by step instructions in the Install guide at this
    URL

    http://www.unixguide.net/freebsd/fbsd_installguide/index.php


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    Subject: FreeBSD Installation



    I have version 4.6 and 4.8 of FreeBSD and I am having trouble
    getting pass a certain point. This is the procedure I have followed
    form The FreeBSD Handbook, 3rd Edition, Volume I: User Guide Edited
    by Murray Stokely and Chern Lee.

    I boot for the CD and start form Start kernel configuration in
    full-screen visual mode.

    Then Press X

    Then delete:

    Advansys SCSI narrow controller

    Adaptec 154 X SCSI controller

    Adaptec 152 X SCSI and computable sound card

    Buslogic SCSI controller

    Then press Q

    Save these parameters before exiting YES

    While loading the sysinstall it freezes up when it reaches sio0:
    type 8250.

    The book shows type 16550A

    The computer I am trying to install FreeBSD on is an AMD 700 Mhz
    maching with 512 K of memory. Nothing else on the hard drive. It
    will be a stand a lone computer once I get FreeBSD installed.

    Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

    Best Regards, Joe



    Joe Parker
    net
    Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.
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    it was said:

    <snip>
     
    sio0: 

    Yow!
     
    Mhz 

    <snip>

    The 8250 UART has been obsolete for _years_ (pre-386 days). Try
    disabling the serial ports in BIOS. You may want to do the same
    to the parallel port, too. After you get set up, try enabling
    them to see what happens.
    Don't fool with 4.6; it's pretty old. (Not as old as an 8250
    chip, but still....) After getting the 4.8 system running, you
    should update to 4.11. Hang on to the book, though, because a
    lot of the information will still apply. The up-to-date handbook
    is available online at www.freebsd.org. Some ftp servers have it
    in pdf format if you dislike reading online.
    Out of curiosity, what motherboard make and model do you have?

    HTH,

    stheg

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