On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM, Olaf Leidinger<leid...@web.de> wrote:
> Dear list,
> I'd like to install FreeBSD 7.2 on my computer for testing purpuse and
> eventually remove my Linux installation. Using FreeBSD in VirtualBox
> works fine, so far. I can't install it on my real hardware, as the
> installation media won't boot:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/41639...@n06/3835572003/
> The boot menu appears, but as soon as I press a button OR around one
> second elapses I get a message from the bootstrap loader (have a look at
> the image).
> Can't work out which disk we are booting from.
> And the system seems frozen. This happens with the AMD64 install media.
> Using i386 install media I get the same message, but the system reboots
> automatically. Even the PC-BSD install media have the same problem.
> My hardware:
> Gigabyte board with AMD 770 chipset, two SATA disk in AHCI mode, an IDE
> DVD drive (so nothing special).

Try disabling AHCI.  I had to do that on an Intel board.

> Other bootable optical disks (e.g. using isolinux or grub) work fine.
> What might be the problem?
> Thanks a lot for your help,

Hope  it does help. :-)

Glen Barber
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