February 10th, 2002, 06:33 PM
>> 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.
February 10th, 2002, 06:41 PM
oh darn it
>> Your IDE controller.
then its ata0, right?should i change IRQ and port?
February 10th, 2002, 06:46 PM
No but you need to make sure your system is booted from SCSI disk first. Read your motherboard manual.
February 10th, 2002, 06:52 PM
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?
February 10th, 2002, 07:00 PM
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.
February 10th, 2002, 07:10 PM
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 07:22 PM.
February 10th, 2002, 08:04 PM
ok, been there, done that, still same error message
this is very frustrating
February 10th, 2002, 10:51 PM
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.
February 11th, 2002, 09:18 AM
>> 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?
February 11th, 2002, 09:28 AM
>> 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.
February 11th, 2002, 10:11 AM
yep, is there a way to auto bootup to X, like in RedHat?
X is installed
February 11th, 2002, 01:44 PM
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..
February 11th, 2002, 03:43 PM
February 11th, 2002, 10:19 PM
phew, finally browsing with FreeBSD
Anyone knows how do i enable my mouse scroll?
Is there a Kmail release for FreeBSD?
February 11th, 2002, 10:36 PM