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.


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.


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