On May 10, 2009, at 15:45 , Saifi Khan wrote:
Hi all: The FreeBSD 8.0 i386 200905 snapshot DVD does not boot up. I'm on a normal Celeron 1.6GHz Presario C300TU laptop with 160GB HDD and 2GB DDR2 RAM. The system just whirrs up the DVD drive, the LEDs blink for a few moments and then the installed FreeBSD 7.1 screen is presented. I tested the DVD drive by putting in the old FreeBSD 7.1 DVD and it works fine. As an additional investigation i wrote another DVD with -J -R flags (unnecessary though in my opinion) and even this DVD does not get booted up. The first thing i did was do a md5sum on the downloaded .ISO image and that is fine. Has anybody tried FreeBSD 8.0 i386 200905 DVD and could get it to boot ? Is there something that i'm missing here ? Any pointers are appreciated.
Hi, I believe I had a similar problem, though I don't know how the DVD image was burned as it was handed to me by a friend. I was trying to install the amd64 8.0 image for 200905 and during boot my laptop, a Thinkpad X60 (T7200 Core Duo) would simply freeze up. I was able to install by burning a CDROM image of the first iso. The CDROM installed fine and that system is now up and running. Best, George _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"