Total melt down!!

  • I have had enough.  I found out that I could install to my hard drive by installing it in a usb case.  I read the article and it seemed like it should work.  I fired up my laptop and connected USB drive and stuck the cd in.  I select the external usb drive.  Well that is where everything went wrong.  I felt a shock from the laptop and both the hard where formatted.

    Both disk are completely fried.  Just be careful when trying to do a install.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Wow.  :(
    It's hard to say how that could have happened. I can only put it down to some bad hardware.


  • My laptop is shocking the mess out of me while using it for 2 to 6 hours while working from home.  I have a bad back and have arrangements with work.

  • Doesn't sound like something FreeBSD could have caused. Sounds like bad timing of dying hardware or a power spike to be honest.  :P

    Sucks nevertheless. Sorry to hear  :-X

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Sounds like a faulty ground or perhaps you have a short or a miswired electrical outlet that's giving you a hot ground.

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