Not sure how to reply to the threads on the freebsd lists, but will probably post there with an update to all this soon.
I did do the ole' switch of jumpers (two times as I didn't know which posts were designated for MASTER - trial and error I guess). So now the system sees the CD-ROM as the Secondary Master (which is a good thing I'm supposing) And I did take another poster's advise in burning the ISO image at a slower speed (4x is as low as I get), but I'm still at a point where the system responds with: Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM: Failure... No /boot/loader I assume that ATAPI is the model of the CD-ROM the system found. But, the 'Failure..." has me stumped. Is it possible that although the system (and FreeBSD) recognize the type of CD-Rom I have, but FreeBSD just doesn't support it [Creative Infra1800]. I admit when looking at the supported hardware, I didn't see Creative on the list - but then what's up with ATAPI? I apologize. A lot of my questions are rhetorical in that I just need to 'vent' (if I don't talk to myself, then I type to myself). And as another poster put it 'Don't throw out the old machine, just have patience' - as you've stated also. I have patience (and an occasional temper). Although my hostility factor towards this so far is only at about 3. Thanks again, and if you have anything else to add (not to my misery please), feel free. Scott McClellan To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message