December 21st, 2001, 09:40 AM
As told by a senior bsd member i installed bsd on 1.5gb partiotion along with win98.luckily the installation was successful i guess,i did not lose anydata on my other partitions.the only problem is during boot up.i have to set my bios settin in LBA mode and not in normal mode as people say unix needs.But i just cannot login in the sys.it prompts me for an incorrect login.although i use the same id and pwd as i did durin my installation.can u plz help me out with this.do i have to do the whole installation process again.
also when i use partition magic in windows i see that the whole of 1.5 gb is been used up.why is this so.???did i do anythin wrong durin the installation.plz do help me cuz im very new at installing o.s's.also at the time of installation when setting the user groups i got an error mess. stating
'THE PW COMMAND EXITED WITH AN UNEXPECTED ERROR'.can u plz help me.
Last edited by axl; December 21st, 2001 at 12:48 PM.
December 21st, 2001, 02:56 PM
>> As told by a senior bsd member
If you're referring to me, I am just a senior member of Devshed, not bsd though.
>> not in normal mode as people say unix needs
Who said it?
>> it prompts me for an incorrect login
Login in single-user mode and reset your root password. You probably didn't do it right during initial install.
>> although i use the same id and pwd as i did durin my installation
It's fine not to create another non-root user during initial install.
>> do i have to do the whole installation process again
Only if Normal-mode screwed things up.
>> i see that the whole of 1.5 gb is been used up
Partition magic probably can't see. Just don't worry about it.
>> did i do anythin wrong durin the installation
You didn't tell us steps by steps, therefore we have no way of knowing. Instead, you should have up FreeBSD handbook and try to figure out what you haven't done right.
>> when setting the user groups i got an error mess
Are you doing it via /stand/sysinstall or manually? That error shouldn't harm your system, just read the handbook and add a non-root user later on.
Just so you know, as I always said, dualbooting is bad, don't do it if at all possible.