Installation Disc Won't Boot
lawrence.petrykanyn at sympatico.ca
lawrence.petrykanyn at sympatico.ca
Sat Aug 25 08:16:50 PDT 2007
I took your advice. I copied the burned iso file into a FreeBSD directory
and ran md5 and the check digits did not match. I then copied my downloaded
iso image from Win98 into FreeBSD and ran md5 and the digits did match. So
there was nothing wrong with the iso of disc1 that I downloaded from the web
site into Win98. It must have been the burning of the file in Win98 with
Nero Express that was the problem.
So I burned another copy of the iso in FreeBSd with burncd using:
burncd -f /dev/acd1 6.2-RELEASE-i386.iso fixate
and it booted just fine.
Thanks for all of your suggestions and advice. Now I will be spending the
better part of the weekend doing the installation of 6.2. Wish me luck.
Have a great day,
>From: Manolis Kiagias <sonicy at otenet.gr>
>To: <lawrence.petrykanyn at sympatico.ca>
>CC: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: Installation Disc Won't Boot
>Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 21:34:12 +0300
>lawrence.petrykanyn at sympatico.ca wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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?
>Could be that you are burning the file as a real file on a disk instead
>of burning it as an image?
>You need to select the option from your program that is similar to
>"create cd from iso image"
> > 2. Should I just try downloading (it takes four hours) and burning
> > more copies again? (I've already done it three times...)
>No. Instead you should check the file you already downloaded
> > 3. Is the fact that I'm burning it in Win98 a problem?
>Not really, no
> > 4. Is there anything I can do in FreeBSD 5.4 to see if the file is
> > corrupted?
>Yes. From the site you downloaded the iso files, download the CHECKSUM
>files as well.
>There are two of them, CHEKSUM.md5 and CHECKSUM.SHA256
>One would be enough to validate your download. For example look at the
>For disk1, the checksum is:
>MD5 (6.2-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso) = 3d27214700687c0b5390e8b6dd3706e3
>you can validate this with the md5 command from FreeBSD, or if you don't
>wish to reboot from win98, here is and md5 command for windows:
>use something like:
>and compare the output to the one on the file.
> > BTW - I installed FreeBSD 5.4 from discs that I purchased through
> > FreeBSD Mall. I thought I would do it from the 6.2-RELEASE
> > i386-disc1.iso file on FreeBSD's web site this time.
>I've bought stuff from them: copies of the handbook, tshirts, sticker,
>beastie dolls :)
> > Any suggestions, advice, or comments would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > Larry
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>Best of luck,
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