jerrymc at msu.edu
Mon Jun 9 17:34:42 UTC 2008
On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 06:33:56PM +0200, Filippo Moretti wrote:
> Jerry McAllister ha scritto:
> >On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 08:24:13AM -0700, Huu Daud wrote:
> >>Iam new to this forum and to the Unix. My interest is to install and
> >>configure freeBSD on my desktop computer.I have downloaded the iso for
> >>and burn on the CD and DVD.My problem is when I boot from the CD or DVD ,
> >>it didnt send me to the screen for selection options as it is shown on
> >>the web. Instead, it sends me to the A drive prompt(DOS).Is it possible
> >>to install from the DOS?.How then.
> I got the same problem,very likely you have burned the iso file on a
> window machine.I gave up.
> If you have a floppy drive make the boot floppy as explained on the
> handbook ,and then install
> via ftp.
If the problem is burning on an MS machine, then you have to make sure
that the system is not trying to make an ISO out of the file before
it burns it. The file is already an ISO and needs to be burned
just as it is without any type of conversion.
You'll have to check the options for the utility that you are
using to burn the CD.
> >I am having a little trouble picturing what you got. It doesn't sound
> >like something I have seen when booting from a CD.
> >First, is there something in your floppy drive? If so, take it out.
> >Second, your BIOS boot sequence should be: Floppy, CD, hard disk
> >If it doesn't happen to have the CD in the BIOS sequence, then
> >put it there.
> >When you start to boot from the CD, then just let it continue.
> >It might put up a boot menu, but you should be able to just wait
> >and take the default.
> >Past that, there should be no other prompt or menu after that
> >besides install selection stuff.
> >>Thank you for your help
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