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    >> He was talking something about disabling plip

    The problem actually is what error message that appears after plip probe. And yours, MODE_SENSE_BIG command timeout is all about your ATAPI device/controller.
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    oh darn it
    >> Your IDE controller.
    then its ata0, right?should i change IRQ and port?
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    No but you need to make sure your system is booted from SCSI disk first. Read your motherboard manual.
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    hmm
    if i disable scan at boot for SCSI in Tekram BIOS, it will give me an error like NON-SYSTEM DISK.....
    setting as secondary floppy then it will jump to a:\.
    will this work?
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    I said enable, not disable.
    The booting sequence should be:
    floppy, SCSI, CDRom

    You need to tell your motherboard not to boot from anything attached to your onboard IDE controller first.
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    oops sorry
    done
    My motherboard is a Asus A7M266, BIOS boot sequence set to:
    1 - floppy
    2 - SCSI
    3 - CDROM

    now should i follow your post about floppys and boot from a:\ ?
    Last edited by nuno; February 10th, 2002 at 08:22 PM.
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    Originally posted by freebsd
    Your IDE controller.

    >> Then i will no longer be able to boot from CD

    Why need to boot from CD? Most BSD users don't even have a CDRom drive anyway because it's useless.
    If you are talking about how to install FreeBSD if the CDRom drive is not set to be bootable, then you need to do the right way:

    1) Use rawrite.exe and write kern.flp mfsroot.flp (can be located in floppies directory) to floppies and label kern.flp the 1st floppy.
    2) Insert kern.flp and reboot.

    You can get rawrite.exe in tools directory.

    This procedure is well-mentioned in the handbook.
    ok, been there, done that, still same error message
    this is very frustrating
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    1) Take out your IDE disk
    2) Connect your IDE CDRom to Primary Master and set its jumper accordingly
    3) BIOS Features Setup:
    - Boot Virus Detection - Disabled
    - HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First - SCSI
    - Boot Sequence - A,C
    4) Chipset Setup:
    - Onboard Serial Port 1 - Disabled
    - Onboard Serial Port 2 - Disabled
    - Onboard Parallel Port - Disabled
    - UARTs Use Infrared - Disabled
    - Onboard PCI IDE Enable - Primary (pay attention to this)
    - IDE Ultra DMA Mode - Auto (and this)
    5) PNP and PCI Setup:- PNP OS Installed - NO
    - USB IRQ - Disabled
    - Onboard AHA BIOS - Auto
    6) IRQ Slot:
    - Assign IRQ manually, don't use Auto
    - If you have unused PCI slot, try not to use the first PCI or last PCI, usually it's shared with AGP (you will need to find that out from the manual)
    - Set all slots to - No/ICU
    7) CMOS Setup:
    - Primary Master: Type Auto, Mode Auto (and this)
    - All others: Type None

    Keep in mind, I don't know anything about your motherboard, you need to RTFM of your motherboard. Above setting is based on Asus P2B-S. Those are very general setting no matter it's for FreeBSD or Win98. Just disable everything you don't use.
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    OMG

    >> Just disable everything you don't use.

    it worked GOD bless ya

    that was the trick, disabling everything, since i dont use IDE's, i only have attached CDROM to IDE1, that also is disabled, but i guess FreeBSD doenst care about that
    One last question freebsd, i've installed FreeBSD, yet it seems that i cant login into graphical mode, it keeps kicking me to text
    What am i doing wrong?
    TIA
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    >> yet it seems that i cant login into graphical mode

    Sorry, when it comes to X, it's not my territory because I don't run X, I only run win98SE for my desktop OS. Anyway when you say login do you mean to auto bootup into X or while at console and you can't connect to X server?
    Hopefully someone can help you on this.
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    yep, is there a way to auto bootup to X, like in RedHat?
    X is installed
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    Actually, FreeBSD doesn't boot up in X by default. All you have to do is type "startx" w/out quote to get in X right after you login. That's all.

    I can't help you with configure to make X start up by automatic, because I never bother it..
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    yay
    thx mezz
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    phew, finally browsing with FreeBSD
    Anyone knows how do i enable my mouse scroll?
    Is there a Kmail release for FreeBSD?
    TIA
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    Start here -> http://koala.ilog.fr/colas/mouse-wheel-scroll/ or search google.
    Again, I can't help you with anything related to X or mouse ( I don't have a mouse on all of my *BSDs boxes).

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