On 1/9/08, Sean Murphy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Is anyone successful in installing FreeBSD from a SATA DVD Drive? > > I am having trouble as it boots from the CD of 6.3 RC2 but at the > beginning of the install it fails. The CD I then tried in another > computer and it installs fine. I was wondering if it was the SATA DVD > drive or the motherboard.
Do you get an error message when it fails? I just installed AMD64 7.0-RC1 using the internal SATA DVD on an Acer Aspire M5630. During the boot of the install CD, it paused for a while with several READ_BIG errors, then that apparently timed out and and changed modes, then it continued to boot without problem. I have not yet tried to do anything with the DVD drive now that I have the system up and running. BTW, the video card uses the RADEONHD driver which does not yet support hardware video acceleration, so I don't really recommend running out and buying a new Aspire just yet. - Bob _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"