Installation Disc Won't Boot
nlecic at EUnet.yu
Fri Aug 24 11:43:04 PDT 2007
On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 17:49:30 +0000
<lawrence.petrykanyn at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> I am unable to boot from 6.2-RELEASE i386-disc1.iso. I have
> downloaded it and burned it three times without success.
> I am currently running Win98SE and FreeBSD 5.4 on a dual boot. I
> had decided to reformat my hard drives so I reinstalled Win98SE and
> would like to install FreeBSD 6.2. I downloaded the disc 1 iso image
> and burned it to a disc in Win98. I had to boot from my CDrom to
> reinstall Win98 so I know that my boot priority is correct and
> that my CDrom is working properly. I looked at the burned cd with the
> 6.2-RELEASE i386-disc1.iso file on it in FreeBSD 5.4 and everything
> appears to be there, including a folder called 'boot'. But I just
> can't seem to boot from it.
> 1. Is there something simple I'm missing?
> 2. Should I just try downloading (it takes four hours) and burning
> more copies again? (I've already done it three times...)
> 3. Is the fact that I'm burning it in Win98 a problem?
> 4. Is there anything I can do in FreeBSD 5.4 to see if the file is
Is there any error message, such as "Read Error: 0x..., Could not find
Primary Volume Descriptor"?
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