October 10th, 2003, 22:44
I have been sitting here for 2 hours trying to do a minimal install. When I then reboot, it tells me to 'install bootable media'. What is wrong here? All I chose to install were 'binaries'

October 10th, 2003, 23:11
I just did a minimum install (5.1) on my machine this week without any problems.
Maybe you should burn a new cd from the iso and try it again.
Which version are you trying to install?

October 10th, 2003, 23:20

October 10th, 2003, 23:31
I had that issue on my 1st couple attempts. Did you install the Standard MBR to your drive? I know that sounds obvious but somehow I missed that one on my 1st attempt.

October 10th, 2003, 23:33
Yeah...no difference. Trying 4.7 now

October 10th, 2003, 23:38
Nope....didnt work. Funny, when I go through setup again, my slices are still there except I lose all the mount info and Newfs.

October 11th, 2003, 01:55
I am thinking it is a HD issue at this point. Going to check the HD tomorrow on it.

Former Member
October 11th, 2003, 04:13
I've had the same issues with Open, just disconnected the hd and reconnected. Rebooted and everything was okie dokie

October 11th, 2003, 13:05
Rather odd but I got it fixed. I had the jumper set on master. Apparently it didnt like that. I took the jumper off and proceeded and it worked. First though, the partitions were all screwed up and I couldnt get anywhere to fix them. No matter what I did in fdisk never did it. I threw in a W2K cd, allowed it to format the drive with no issues, the stuck in the BSD cd.....odd.

Former Member
October 11th, 2003, 18:23
i had to do the _exact_ same procedure when I installed last time, fdisk seems to be really struggling atm. :(

October 11th, 2003, 18:31
You mentitioned in IRC that it is a Western Digital drive. Those WD hard drives don't like the master setting when they are the the only drive in the system. Pull the jumper and they work great.

I'm not surprised you had issue with it. The BIOS on that old P120 mb probably wasn't picking it up correctly or even at all. That's why it wouldn't boot even though FreeBSD could see it fine to install.

October 11th, 2003, 19:03
What other options are/were there that I could have done?