4.10 Install failure.

Tyler Parrott tparrott at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 08:09:07 PDT 2004

Hey Guys,

The CD's both have valid data structures (i.e. directories, etc...).
I'm positive that I burnt the image correctly, as it's not just an
.ISO file and the checksums check out correctly.

I checked for the options in the BIOD but they're not there.  The BIOS
is "Compaq Computer Corporation Setup Ultility"

Any other ideas as to what I might try?


On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 22:57:24 +0800, Peter Ryan <pryan at singnet.com.sg> wrote:
> > > Hey All,
> > >
> > > I am havign some trouble installing FreeBSD 4.10 on my PC.  I
> > > downloaded an ISO image (and verified the checksum) from the
> > Canadian
> > > FreeBSD FTP site.  After burning the image to CD, I checked the
> > > checksums, which were the same.
> > >
> > > When I put the CD in the drive and attempt to boot from it, I just
> > get
> > > a register dump and the computer halts.
> I have just got over a similar painful learning experience.
> I made a dumb mistake that might help you. I first just burnt the
> ISO file to a CD like I would any other file. (I had no idea what
> an ISO image was :))
> After i discovered that you need special software to burn
> an ISO image, I downloaded the trial version of UltraISO
> software.  It wanted to use Nero Burning ROM to actually
> do the burn. Once I had these 2 bits of software installed,
> I could actually use the CD's I burnt.
> I also burnt CD's of the 2 flp images. I happened to use Sonic
> Record Now to do that, and there was a button I could press
> that read the flp image and created a bootable CD.
> (This was pretty useful because the floppy drive in the PC
> was unusable)
> Hope this helps
> Peter

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