On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 07:36:37PM +0200, Kiffin wrote:
> I rechecked the discs with a verify tool using the original iso files
> and nothing is wrong with the discs.

A couple comments:

1) This isn't telling me anything.  For all I know the "verify tool"
only compares ISO file contents to what's on a disc -- that probably
will return success.

You need to realise there's a *lot* of information in the ISO header
which defines the type of disc it is, and types of extensions it
supports (Joliet, Red Ridge, etc.).  And the burning software has to
properly know how to use those bits, otherwise it can do the wrong
thing.

2) Some older CD drives apparently report FreeBSD discs as Audio CDs
(even inside of Windows).  I've seen this happen once in my life, but I
was not trying to install FreeBSD (I was just inserting the disc into a
Windows PC to see what was on it).

The below thread is of a fellow running into the same problem: and his
issue turned out to be a very old/unreliable CD drive, which he likely
(eventually) replaced.  He resorted to installing off of another machine
over the network, but you get the point:

http://forums.devshed.com/bsd-help-31/freebsd-installation-fails-when-looking-for-media-45366.html

> On Sun, 2008-10-12 at 08:01 -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 04:51:54PM +0200, Kiffin wrote:
> > > I checked it and everything looks just fine, e.g. just Freebsd install
> > > files and nothing else.
> > 
> > It's very possible that the disc burning software you used did something
> > incorrectly, or did something custom.  What program burnt the CD?  If a
> > UNIX program, what flags did you give it?
> > 
> > > On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 18:42 +0800, joeb wrote:
> > > > Yea I would say your burn of the .iso file to your cd did not work. 
> > > > Mount
> > > > the cd and see if it contains a directory tree of Freebsd install files 
> > > > or
> > > > mp3 files.
> > > > 
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of
> > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > > Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 7:07 PM
> > > > To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> > > > Subject: The disc in your drive looks more like an Audio CD than a
> > > > FreeBSDrelease
> > > > 
> > > > Hi there.
> > > > 
> > > > I tried to install 7.1-BETA from the CD I burned from
> > > > 7.1-BETA-i386-disc1.iso, but after I created all the partitions etc and 
> > > > then
> > > > selected to install, I get the following error message:
> > > > 
> > > > "The disc in your drive looks more like an Audio CD than a FreeBSD 
> > > > release"
> > > > 
> > > > Any idea what's wrong?
> > > > 
> > > > --
> > > > Kiffin Gish <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > > Gouda, The Netherlands
> > > > 
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> Kiffin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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