Nicky Bulthuis wrote: > Hello all, > > I'm having 'a lot' of troubles installing FreeBSD on a new Dell R900 > from CD. Somehow it just doesn't seem to be able to load the kernel > from the CD. > > The machine is turned on with the CD is inserted. > It shows the message of the BTX Loader and then it stops with an error > message: > > can't load 'kernel' > > At first i figured my CD was broken, so i used a different image. > Still no dice, same error message. I've tried 6.2 (amd64), 6.3 (amd64) > and 7.0 (amd64), sadly none of them work. > > I've disabled the internal CDrom drive and used an external USB CDrom > drive. I figured, perhaps the internal cdrom drive is incompatible > with FreeBSD. Sadly that also didn't work. > > Output from lsdev: > > cd devices: > cd0: Device 0x0 > disk devices: > disk0: Bios drive C: > > I've tried install CD from VMWare ESX server, which does boot up and > can be installed. So the hardware does seem to work. > > Can anyone advice me on how to proceed in getting FreeBSD on the > machine. Perhaps an alternative install method, or perhaps the Loader > is not configured properly for the R900. > > Thanks in advance, > Nicky > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" hi there, i would check bios settings and will try to find something about system compatibility or somelike (not sure how is it called)
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