Sorry, Forge, you were a tad too late
We ended up going with FreeBSD simply because we're using a <1 gig hard drive and the FreeBSD install comes in a single .iso while the Debian takes 3.
So we repartitioned the HD to a clean FAT16 partition, burned the .iso to a disk, and booted off the CD. Everything goes great until we get through the configuration setup and the device probe gets to:
"Mounting root for (... ) ..."
And the whole thing stalls; it never seems to be able to mount the HD.
Anyone got some pointers on where to go next? The device probe clearly and correctly identifies the HD and the CD-ROM in the lines above the mount attempt. Do we need to format the partition? Do we need to delete the partition? Should it be FAT32? Etc. etc.
edit: Note that the (...) ... above is actually filled in with a real mount point, I just failed to write it down so I abbreviated it.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Polare on 2002-01-23 23:56 ]</font>