|==> > I tried "mount /cdrom" several times and the system returned:
|==> > "cd9660: /dev/wdc0c: Device not configured"
|==> Ah. ATAPI CDROM. You'll need to compile a custom kernel for ATAPI
|==> support, as I believe the kernel which is installed (even if you use
|==> the ATAPI boot floppy to install) is the plain GENERIC kernel which
|==> doesn't have ATAPI support. See the documentation for instructions on
Yes, it is absolutely true. I installed the FreeBSD five times and
every time I came across the same problem for the building of ports
and mounting the /cdrom. I installed both from boot floppy and CD-ROM
direct, but result is the same. Anyways, I got a IDE CD-drive (TEAC
6x) and I am totally confused what to do next. Even the documentation
make me more confuse and I really need help for the correct/complete
installation of my UNIX system. It will be greatly appreciated if you
give me a clear direction in detail.
|==> compiling kernels. You will need to have installed at least the
|==> ``ssys'' kernel source code distribution to be able to do this.
|==> Gary Palmer FreeBSD Core Team Member
|==> FreeBSD: Turning PC's into workstations. See http://www.FreeBSD.ORG/ for info