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Trouble installing FreeBSD 4.0 release.

By eXpl0it ·
I've got it from an ftp. It's now on my C:\FREEBSD. The following distribs lay under:

BIN
CATPAGES
CDROM.INF
COMPAT1X
COMPAT20
COMPAT21
COMPAT22
COMPAT3X
CRYPTO
DICT
DOC
ERRATA.TXT
FLOPPIES
GAMES
HARDWARE.TXT
INFO
INSTALL.TXT
LAYOUT.TXT
MANPAGES
PORTS
PROFLIBS
README.TXT
RELNOTES.TXT
SRC
TROUBLE.TXT
UPGRADE.TXT

I'm istalling from 2 fdimage floppies. After it asks to submit the slice creation, it givs: "can't create /dev/X in /dev". In debug mode the debug console says:
"DEBUG: the major/minor is unknown for device type -". /dev/X must be a dev file for slice, i think, because it names the slice "X", not da0s5. What's wrong here? tell me if you know.

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Trouble installing FreeBSD 4.0 release.

by Aaron V In reply to Trouble installing FreeBS ...

I did not think the install disks loaded a driver to read a DOS partition. A friend downloaded the ISO image and we burned it to CD using adaptec's software and a standard CD burner. The just boot from the CD and you should be set.

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Trouble installing FreeBSD 4.0 release.

by smn In reply to Trouble installing FreeBS ...

this is interesting - i used exacly this process without any trouble (boot/root floppies, packages in C:\FREEBSD).
what SCSI adapter are you using? how are your partitions/slices set up? (did you use the 'automatic' option? ...?)

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