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    hey all
    I guess this goes to freebsd

    Server Specs:

    AMD Athlon XP1500+
    512MB RAM
    18GB SCSI 15k
    FreeBSD4.5

    Should i install MySQL, PHP and Apache with --PREFIX=/usr/local ?
    Any special partitions recommendations?
    TIA

    BR
    nuno
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    Install/build them from your ports tree (/usr/ports). BTW, to become a real FreeBSD user you need to track the -STABLE branch (4.5-STABLE) before installing anything.

    For partition recommendation, start here -> partition advice
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    Originally posted by freebsd
    Install/build them from your ports tree (/usr/ports). BTW, to become a real FreeBSD user you need to track the -STABLE branch (4.5-STABLE) before installing anything.

    For partition recommendation, start here -> partition advice
    hey freebsd
    i've been shearching forums and learned a lot from your posts
    but i'm still a newbie in FreeBSD

    so, about /usr/ports, u mean i should dump tar.gz to /usr/ports, untar and run configure?

    -STABLE branch?i'm lost bud

    about partitions should i double your recommendations, since my HD has 18 GB?

    TIA
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    >> u mean i should dump tar.gz to /usr/ports

    You can, or you can launch /stand/sysinstall and install the ports collection. But keep in mind, that's for 4.5-RELEASE. When you run a -RELEASE branch, you can't cvsup your ports tree to keep the collection current. Actually you can, but not as easy for newbie and not the right approach. That said, you should learn how to buildworld and recompile a custom kernel. Actually they are not too tough, you just need to take some time and do some research yourself.

    >> about partitions should i double your recommendations

    Maybe not since everyone's preference may vary, I can't tell exactly what else you are going to install. So for the extra disk space, just set all those to /usr to begin with. Though there is one thing for sure, that's a dedicated /www partition or whatever name you prefer. FreeBSD by default sets your docroot to /usr/local/www/data directory, this alone violates man 7 hier. You just can't mkdir a www directory under /usr/local.

    Like I always said, try first, don't get frustrated when you made a mistake. It's your computer, nobody can stop you from doing a reinstall if you can't get it right the first time.
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    ok.
    all extra goes to /usr then
    yeah, i got time, patience and i'm really interested in learning more about FreeBSD, so wish me luck.

    Many thx freebsd
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    HELP!!
    I'm trying to install a fresh FreeBSD 4.5 copy and nothing
    only message i get is:


    plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
    (null): MODE_SENSE_BIG command timeout - resetting
    ata0: resetting devices ..


    and then freezes

    tia
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    What ATAPI device do you have? Do you have another disk connecting to your onboard/controller card? How about other SCSI device?
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    i was checking hardware compatability in Hardware.txt file and all my harware is listed
    Hard Drive - SEAGATE ST318452LW
    Scsi Card - Tekram DC 390U3W
    Display adapter - NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200

    Only HD is connected to Scsi Card.
    There's also 1 IDE HD that is currently disabled.
    Still no luck
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    freebsd, is this related with my Ethernet Card?
    its a Realtek RTL8139(A) PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter, and at install its not listed
    There's an IBM, also AOL and another 4, but not Realtek
    Also, there are 7 conflicts at install time, all 6 Ethernet Adapters and PC-Card.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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    >> is this related with my Ethernet Card?

    Probably not.

    BTW, when it comes to hardware problems, you'd have better luck to do some research on the mailing list or google yourself, simply because of your unique problem which most people probably have never faced in life. What we can really do is to search google for you.

    >> its a Realtek RTL8139(A) PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

    This is the worst PCI card under *BSDs. If your card uses rl or rtk driver, just go and return it immediately. Grab a Linksys PCI card that uses dc driver instead.
    Check here and here to see why.

    >> also AOL and another 4

    What?

    >> there are 7 conflicts at install time

    That's common when you don't have any ISA device. Read
    2.3.2 Kernel Configuration
    of the handbook.

    >> There's also 1 IDE HD that is currently disabled

    If you don't use it, just take it out. Like USB and COM ports, if you don't use them, disable them in BIOS.
    If you have a SCSI only system, you need to make sure your box is booted from your SCSI drive, for that you will have to read your motherboard manual.
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    finally u'r online

    Probing for PnP devices on ppbus0
    plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
    (null): MODE_SENSE_BIG command timeout - resetting
    ata0: resetting devices ..


    I cant even tell whats causing this error

    here goes same screen i'm getting at installation



    Where's my card? I have a Tekram DC-390U3W



    Why isnt Realtek listed?

    Primary boot : CDROM
    Secondary boot : SCSI HD

    Already searched google and nothing
    Already searched manual, handbook and nothing.
    My main problem is, not knowing whats causing the error, how can i fix it?
    Is it SCSI?
    Is it Graphics Card?
    Where is it?
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    >> not knowing whats causing the error, how can i fix it?

    Your ATAPI device/controller.

    >> Primary boot : CDROM

    No, set your SCSI disk to be primary boot.

    >> Where's my card? I have a Tekram DC-390U3W

    That will be auto-detected. It appears to be amd device.

    >> Why isnt Realtek listed?

    Again, PCI card, auto-detected and is rl device.
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    >> Your ATAPI device/controller.



    >> No, set your SCSI disk to be primary boot.

    Then i will no longer be able to boot from CD

    >> That will be auto-detected. It appears to be amd device.

    You mean auto-detect by Kernel? Yup amd

    >> Again, PCI card, auto-detected and is rl device.

    Should i leave them exactly as in screenshots then?
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    hey freebsd
    i've just found out this thread here and it seems that guy was having the same problem.
    He was talking something about disabling plip.
    How can i achieve that?
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    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.
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