FreeBSD 8.0 i386 200905 snapshot DVD does not boot
saifi.khan at twincling.org
Sun May 10 17:12:47 UTC 2009
The FreeBSD 8.0 i386 200905 snapshot DVD does not boot up.
I'm on a normal Celeron 1.6GHz Presario C300TU laptop
with 160GB HDD and 2GB DDR2 RAM.
The system just whirrs up the DVD drive, the LEDs blink for a few
moments and then the installed FreeBSD 7.1 screen is presented.
I tested the DVD drive by putting in the old FreeBSD 7.1 DVD and
it works fine.
As an additional investigation i wrote another DVD with -J -R
flags (unnecessary though in my opinion) and even this DVD does
not get booted up.
The first thing i did was do a md5sum on the downloaded .ISO
image and that is fine.
Has anybody tried FreeBSD 8.0 i386 200905 DVD and could get it
to boot ? Is there something that i'm missing here ?
Any pointers are appreciated.
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