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How to install FreeBSD on 2nd removable UltraBay Drive of a Dell600 NoteBook
- Subject: How to install FreeBSD on 2nd removable UltraBay Drive of a Dell600 NoteBook
- From: gilbert.laprise at videotron.ca (Gilbert Laprise)
- Date: Sat Aug 7 14:32:19 2004
That might work, but with the use of floppies going rapidly obsolete I
would prefer not to buy an extra floppy drive.
I could use a 128MB SD card in a USB drive. However I am not sure it
would be possible to format it as a bootable device and boot from it. I
am not sure either that just copying the content of the kernel, root and
driver floppy onto it would do the job.
> how about getting a usb floppy drive ?
> On Sat, 2004-08-07 at 20:07, Gilbert Laprise wrote:
>>I have Windows/XP install on my Dell 600 Notebook. Since with that
>>Notebook I have the option of booting from a removable Ultrabay disk
>>drive, I would like to install FreeBSD on the second drive.
>>The problem is that in order to initiate the installation whether I do
>>it using FTP, HTTP or NFS, I have to remove the 2nd drive to replace it
>>with a CD/DVD or Floppy drive to boot and start the install process. It
>>is during this initial phase that my notebook hardware is detected.
>>Naturally at that time the 2nd drive is not in the ultrabay, so it is
>>not detected, but either the floppy or CD/DVD drive is. Once the
>>sysinstall program is running when I replace my boot device by the 2nd
>>disk, I don't see the second drive when I try to define the partition.
>>I have a local net with a desktop already running FreeBSD and a FreeBSG
>>5.1 bootable install CD. Any suggestion how to proceed to install
>>FreeBSD on the 2nd UltraBay drive of my Dell 600 Notebook.
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